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 Dungarvan Observer 24 May 1930

Beautiful Gardens Thrown Open

In order to obtain funds for the Jubilee Nurses’ Association some of the best- known and most picturesque of the stately mansions of the county Waterford have been thrown open, and in our previous issue we detailed how successful the event was from every point of view. On Thursday last the beautiful grounds and residence of Lady Musgrave at Tourin were the venue of a big gathering. The rock garden came in for general admiration, and visitors were charmed with the delightful view of the Blackwater, which the demesne affords. The old castle, situated in the estate, was viewed with much interest. Lady Musgrave received the guests and had a very able assistant in Captain Jameson, who acted as guide and instructor. His botanical knowledge was highly appreciated. The new squash racket court which has been laid out in the grounds was available for those who wished to use it.

The beautiful grounds of Moorehill, Tallow, were also thrown open to the public by Mr & Mrs Percival Maxwell…The shrubs were much admired, while the rhododendrons were splendid. A splendid view was obtained of the rich parklands cut out from the terraces at the north side of the house, which the picturesque River Bride winding its serpentine course but added enchantment to the scene. The trees all over the estate are charming.

Whitfield Court, the delightful residence of Lady Susan Dawnay was also thrown open a few days ago, and the attendance was very large. The spacious mansion with its elaborate gardens and grounds evoked much admiration. On Thursday May 22, the stately mansion, gardens, and grounds of Dromana were open to the public by Mr Ion Villiers-Stuart and the attendance was very large.

Lady Musgrave's's Rock Garden at Tourin 




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