This 18th century house was built in 1794 and its courtyard and former stables are well known for the craft courtyard and farmer's market. Katie and Jamie like to buy produce here.
The 214 acre park has many areas for sports and even a golf course. In the summer there are concerts and picnics. Behind Katie and Jamie is a great view of Wicklow Mountains. A trail begins at Marlay Park that is popular for backpacking and hiking to the mountains.
Off to the side of the house is a wonderful walled gardens. Katie and Jamie had not found it on previous trips to the park and it was a great discovery on this trip that we really enjoyed.
We think this is an English style landscape.
Another part if the garden is separated by a wall that has little cottages built right into the wall. There are fruit trees and vegetable plots, all very neat and orderly.
Apple trees and pear trees were tied to the wall and trained to grow where they were tied. These are apple trees. There is also a small orchard of fruit trees.
Katie and I are standing under a large trellis covered with pear trees. It is amazing the way the trees grow on the trellis.