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Annes Grove Gardens

A horticultural paradise in north Cork

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Annes Grove Gardens

A horticultural paradise in north Cork

See all opening times


Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

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Co. Cork

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Annes Grove Gardens

Annes Grove is an historic estate located near Castletownroche Co. Cork. It was the home of the Annesley family from the 1600s until 2015 when it was gifted to the Irish state and entered the care of the Office of Public Works.

The Office of Public Works has carried out extensive works to the house, outbuildings and gardens and the site has been opened to the public since 2022.

Richard Arthur Grove Annesley, inherited Annes Grove in 1892 and developed the landscape in the Robinsonian style in the early 1900s. He supported the plant-hunting expeditions led by Frank Kingdon-Ward to Tibet, Yunan Province, Burma and Bhutan and assembled an exotic collection of plants. Some of the spectacular flowering shrubs dating from this period include Cornus cousa, embothrium, eucryphia and hoheria.

Opening Times

Open: Thursday –  Monday

10:00 –  17:00

Last admission 16:00

Gates close 17:00.

The site is closed Tuesday and Wednesday.


Co. Cork

087 9384907 or 046 942 2460

Getting Here

Exit M8 at junction 14, Fermoy. Then take N72 to Castletownroche.

Take Doneraile Rd from Castletownroche and take first slight right after 300m.

Annes Grove gardens is 3km down this road.

**Google Maps will take visitors off the M8 from Mallow and down some quite narrow roads. The above route is slightly longer but much more comfortable to drive.

Train:;Train to Mallow, Annes Grove is approx 25 minute taxi journey from there.

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  • Car park
  • Card Accepted
  • Challenging Access
  • Guided tours
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Walking trails
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Appropriate footwear
  • Challenging Access
  • No cycling within the grounds
  • No Drones
  • Steep and uneven steps
  • Uneven walkways

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