Ireland doesn’t get much freeze in the winter. I saw plants there that would freeze in my Seattle gardens. With the temperate climate Ireland has beautiful gardens. I visited as many as I could in the brief time we were there in early May.
Ireland is really just one big garden Not all gardens are planned in minute detail. Some of the gardens are open fields enclosed by hedgerows and stone walls. In early May these were blooming with Hawthorn and Gorse