Making a Splash


A summer morning at Ballyfin, County Laois. When the house and demesne were restored some years ago, this cascade and pool were added by gardener Jim Reynolds on rising ground immediately behind the main building. In the foreground a river god reclines on a plinth while the vista is closed by a Doric temple designed for the site by architect John O’Connell.

2 comments on “Making a Splash

  1. Beautiful photo! What a lovely feature to a garden.

  2. Finola says:

    Is that Jim Reynolds of the Butterstream Gardens? I remember my visit there years ago but I gather it’s no longer there.

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