Thursday, May 13, 2010

Johnstown Castle, County Wexford

 We arrived at Johnstown Castle late in the day and it was mighty chilly, so we didn't see all the grounds.  What we did see was lovely.  They were designed and planted in the 1830s by architect Daniel Robertson.  They must have been spectacular back then!  The variety of trees -- including redwoods, magnolias, cedars and dogwoods -- was remarkable.  I fell in love with a very strange tree, pictured below.  If you know what it is, please email me.  I've looked and looked, but can't figure out what it is and where it came from.

2 comments:

Orange Sink said...

Sarah! I think this was my home in another life! I'm sure of it!! Cathy G

susan said...

I think you're smitten with Ireland.
Who wouldn't be?