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The Secret Garden

All the best places to eat, shop and stay in Ireland. A local guide to local places.

What a pretty tea rooms Brian and Sarah have here in The Secret Garden, one of those cultish Cork garden centres that has so much more than just plants. “Who could resist?”, asks Caroline Hennessy, “Especially since the tea comes in proper pots with china cups and real homebaking. My first taste of Christmas mince pies was here in October and I had to be held back from buying pots of the deliciously rich mincemeat there and then. The garden centre is the only place I managed to find a long-sought-for quince tree. Definitely worth a detour”. Even if you do not know a begonia from a brassica, the aesthetic of the garden, and a cup of good tea in a good tea cup, is sufficient reason to make that detour.

Brian Paterson & Sarah Evans, Aghaneenagh, Newmarket, County Cork
+ 353 29 60084

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Pier Head, Blackrock, Cork, County Cork Also, 26 Paul Street, Cork Tel: + 353 21 4277244
English Market, Cork, Co Cork
Toons Bridge Dairy, Macroom, Co Cork
81-82 North Main Street, Cork, Co.Cork.
3 Paradise Place, Cork; 2 Pembroke Street, Cork, College Road, County Cork
The Courtyard, 8 Main Street, Midleton

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