Created by Frances and Iain MacDonald, The Bay Garden was started when they moved to Camolin in 1989. To a neglected orchard full of trees and wild cherry, Frances and Iain applied their academic talents and practical experience building the garden of their dreams.

The garden has evolved over the intervening years. Through excellent design, careful planning, and the great knowledge of plants that is very evident as you go around the garden, Frances and Iain are creating an astounding array of different garden "rooms". The garden is a veritable feast for the senses.

Explore and enjoy!


  • Sunday 2pm-5pm, May to September
  • Fridays 2pm-5pm, June to August
  • Open at all other times by appointment to individuals or groups.


  • Tea Rooms
  • Plant Sales
  • Entry Fee



The Bay Garden is situated on the main N11 Road (Dublin to Rosslare), 1/2 mile south of Camolin towards Ferns.