Kilmoon

Kilmoon. The very name conjures up a magical, mystical far-away place. I wrote a feature on this wonderful garden a couple of years ago for The Irish Garden magazine and just wanted to give you a glimpse of it through the eyes of the gardener and photographer, Nuala Mahon, who divides her time between Sherkin Island and France.  Kilmoon is just over an acre in size and is reached via a boreen off one of Sherkin’s lanes. It sits at the foot of Kitty’s Hill and is approximately 700 metres from the sea to the east and north.  A small wooden gate off the boreen leads into the garden. Once through it, there is an immediate sense of having wandered into the green lushness of a leafy glade. Despite the challenges of her garden by the Atlantic, with salt laden winds, incessant rain, an ever-changing landscape and a constant battle with ferns, brambles, rock, weeds and slugs to contend with, Nuala has worked miracles.  Photographs by Nuala Mahon. For more of her work see here.