Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council bought Fernhill House in Stepaside with a view to open the extensive grounds up as a public park.
The house sits on a huge site. 84 acres which are largely wooded but almost half the grounds are laid out in superb gardens. Started in the mid 19th century, Fernhill’s gardens have some fantastic species of tree and plants from around the world, including some particularly impressive rhododendrons including one that is actually famous, the “Fernhill Silver”, which is believed to have come from the Glasnevin Botanic Gardens.
Hopefully the park will partially open this year, we’ll keep you up-to-date.
You can find full details at Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council website.