The gardens at Collon House are surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. A ten foot high laurel hedge gives a fine backdrop with a sense of privacy and seclusion. The gardens have been restored with appropriate planting; the main entrance doorway to the house overlooks a sunken box parterre with topiary and an intricate design layout in the early 18th Century style. In the ornamental garden there are box edged herbaceous borders.
White phlox, delphiniums, agapanthus, hemerocallis all making a cheerful show in the summer, while darker richer colour tones come later from penstomen, dahlias, asters and golden rudbeckia. A Greek style summerhouse at the end of the garden is a restful viewpoint to review the colour schemes, old roses and clematis.
The enclosed courtyard sports a collection of hostas away from the hot sun, while pots of hydrangeas enjoy the shade of the tall gabled 1740's house.
Collon House is a member of the Boyne Valley Garden Trail - www.boynevalleygardentrail.com