Just behind Kilkenny Design Centre, a walkway leads into the beautiful Butler House and Gardens. It’s in these gardens that last spring I fell head over heels for a magnolia tree. Do you remember it?
The Walled Garden might be small (… by Irish standards) but it has an enchanting pond surrounded by really interesting stone blocks.
These stones are in fact from the plinth of Nelson Pillar in Dublin, which was blown up by nationalists in 1966.
Camera: Canon EOS 300
Film: Agfa CT 100 Precisa
i would like to be a butler for that house and garden. 😉
Thank you, Pratiksha but I should have said that Butler House was the Dower House of Kilkenny Castle and that, most importantly, takes its name from the Butler Family, Dukes and Earls of Ormonde who resided at Kilkenny Castle for 500 years.
It looks beautiful, so peaceful
And right in the middle of town!
I’d like to be the gardener. I love magnolia trees!
I’m afraid the job has been already taken 😉
Can I move there? What a dream!
I absolutely love the composition of the first photograph especially!
You’ll be happy to know then that the house is a hotel. Keep it in mind for your next trip to Ireland!
It looks like a beautiful place – I would love to sit at this pond daydreaming…
I forgot to tell there were also gold fishes swimming happily in that pond
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