Gleninchaquin provides unique opportunities for the serious botanist and those who just enjoy finding and looking at the indigenous wild flora of an area. Donal Corkery, the owner of the park, has worked throughout his life to ensure that the wide range of habitats continue to flourish as did the generations of his family before him. These varied habitats are alive with plant species of interest that are worthy of study. The survey by Dr Therese Higgins in 2005 well illustrates this.
What's Out? Our regular report on the flora will keep you posted on what plants are currently showing.
For schools and special interest groups a guided tour can be arranged with a short talk or a study project set up. Dr Higgins can be available if enough advance notice is given. There would be an additional fee for this service.
One of the attractions is the insectivorous species such as the Sundew. There are a number of rare plants such as the White alpine Butterwort. Another joy is the profusion of fungi species. A seasonal location map can be provided for visitors.
In addition to the natural, wild areas a Water Garden and a Sensory Garden suitable for wheelchair users are being developed. Some areas are to be sown with wild flowers native to Ireland and 40 acres of native woodland was planted during March 2006.