Muckross Gardens

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Address and contact details
Muckross, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
Tel: 353 (0)64 31440
Fax: 353 (0)64 33926
Latitude: 52° N
Longitude: 9° 30' W
Background to the collection
Ownership:Department of Environment and Local Government, Heritage Service
Garden code:MUCK
Director: Mr Jerry Murphy
Parks Superintendent: Cormac Foley
Contact person: Mr Jerry Murphy
Total Staff:10
Physical environment
Altitude:0-150 m
Soil type:Loam, acid
Total area:25 ha
Area heated:2 small conservatories
Other sites of collection:Inside Killarney National Park
Weather recordsRecords kept
Average daily:11 °C
Av. monthly max:13.4 °C
Av. monthly min:7.6 °C
Absolute maximum:30 °C (1983)
Absolute minimum:-8 °C (1973)
Average annual:1675 mm
Month of maximum:January
Month of minimum:June
Plant collection
Notable plants within the collection:
Rhododendron, Camellia
Record Keeping:Kept since 1960
Card index
Plant-collecting trips:Yes
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Yes, with Muckross House
Teaching and Education:Primary, secondary, higher, taxonomic and public education
Interpretation:Ssupervised garden walks, signs, brochures, guided trails
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, café, plant shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: Yes
Glasshouses closed Sat-Sun
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden exists as a historic site and for the cultivation of tender exotics in this mild oceanic climate of southwest Ireland.
Location map

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