Gardens and Grounds
The gardens of Okuku Country Estate have been a focus for the former owners who have slowly turned what has been 50 years of degeneration into an impressive 30 acres of woodland garden and estate grounds.
The trees surrounding the homestead are of a typical English planting of Oaks, Chestnuts, Larches, Redwoods and Cedars and many were planted at the time of the original homestead dating back to as early as 1860.
There are two enormous Redwoods that flank the homestead, which are well over 100 feet tall and provide a scale to the homestead that required much foresight at the time of planting.
Walkways through the woodlands are a real feature of the grounds with flowering currants and woodland flowers adding colour and scent to the atmosphere. Many unique plants are scattered throughout the gardens to delight plant enthusiasts.
A host of 7,000 daffodils, near the car park, greet guests with a burst of colour in Spring and at the rear of the house an impressive Iceberg and Dublin Bay roses are in bloom from September to June.