Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have officially launched the extension of the Fernhill Park & Gardens in Stepaside opening times to seven days...

The launch of the newest Regional Park co-incides with National Tree Week 2019 to celebrate our rich heritage and diversity of trees, to celebrate and marvel at the work done by previous generations including the custodianship of the Darley and the Walker Families, and to plant some new trees which will outlive our human timespans, and provide sustenance, aesthetic beauty and vital Climate Change mitigation for future generations to enjoy.

New planting has taken place at several points around the park. All the plants are unusual varieties that were chosen for the Bloom 2018 Gold Medal Show Garden to reflect the special character of the park. After Bloom concluded, the plants were brought to Fernhill and planted out at selected locations.

Philomena Poole, Chiuef Executive, dlr, An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Ossian Smyth & Ruairi O'Dulaing, Senior Parks Superintendent officially cut the ribbon to Fernhill Park and Gardens 7 day opening

Speaking at the launch An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Ossian Smyth and Chief Executive Philomena Poole both noted the unique ecological nature of the Park and the County Councils good fortune, hard work and vision in taking on Fernhill Park and Gardens and developing it as a wonderful public amenity for the people of the Stepaside area, the wider county and future generations to come.

Opening times at the Park over the 7 day week are currently limited on all days between 9am - 3pm.

For further information on Fernhill Park and Gardens, it's unique nature and the comprehensive masterplan covering it's future development please view here

Article Published: 18/04/2019