Within the estate there are formal gardens, a sunken garden under restoration, the walled garden, woodland walks, parkland and famine walls. The architecture of the gardeners cottage, the Lodge, the Main House and the Land Agents House are well worth exploring. Mrs Sweeney who has been in ownership of CastleGrove since 1989 is full of historical information and stories and is a delightful host.
Around half the walled garden is covered in planted trees, mostly boradleaf, some conifer, which are relatively young and would be easily removed if space was required. Within the walled garden there are various buildings, including a delightful potting shed and the clearly visible footings of the greenhouse.
In a historical inventory of CastleGrove this building is described as a 'Bothy' (a place where unmarried farmworkers or gardeners would have lived), so the potting shed probably developed at a later date.
For more information on Castle Groves gardens, landscape and the Castle Grove Country House Hotel, then please visit the Castle Grove Country House Hotel website.