The gardens are an intrinsic part of the presentation of Corke Lodge. Planted as a pleasure ground soon after 1815, it contains fine specimens of Evergreen Oaks, American Cedars and Sequoias as well as a magnificent Cork tree. These were meant to evoke a Mediterranean olive grove, in keeping with the Italianate trend. Because of a favorable microclimate the gardens now boast an extensive and rare collection of subtropical plants and trees that reflect the spirit of the original concept of 1815.

Named for the large cork tree found not far from the house, Corke Lodge is another of the private properties that you can arrange to tour. The shady, informal gardens feature several faux structures that give it a unique character.

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