Fota Arboretum and Gardens
Address: Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Cork.
Telephone No: +353 21 481 2728
Fax No: +353 21 481 2728
April - October:
Monday - Saturday 09:00-18:00
November - March:
Open all year round as times above.
Average Length of Visit: 1-2 hours
Picnic area, public car/coach parking, toilet facilites, gardens accessible to disabled.
Fota Arboretum contains an extensive collection of trees and shrubs extending over an area of approx. 11 hectares (27 acres) and includes features such as ornamental pond, Italian and walled gardens. The collection includes many tender plants that could not be grown at inland locations with many examples of exotic plants from the southern hemisphere. The Gardens at Fota were laid out by James Hugh Smith-Barry in the first half of the 19th century.
Location: Fota Island, Cork Harbour, approx. 14 kilometres from Cork City on Cobh Road. Frequent train service from Cork City to Fota station.
Bus routes: Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 8366111. Frequent train service from Cork City to Fota station.
Guided Tours: By arrangement only.