Fernhill Park - Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council

In 2017, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council acquired Fernhill Estate and Gardens and embarked on an ambitious plan to convert the estate into a public park. The vision for this park is to create a space where residents and visitors can engage in recreational activities, while learning about the region’s natural and cultural heritage. Given the diversity of the estate’s natural environment, which includes woodlands, parklands, agricultural land and gardens, the development of the park is an opportunity to put the council’s biodiversity and tree plans into action.

In October 2018, the council secured €100,000 in funding to assist in developing a community garden within the park, which will directly benefit all the local people in the area and will foster a strong community spirit as it will be a place where everyone can come and interact in a nurturing and pleasant environment.

By developing this community garden, DLRCC aims to raise awareness about the environment, and the need to protect local flora and fauna and of course sustainable food production, that can be sold in the café on the grounds of the park.