Garinish Island is located in Southwestern Ireland. The entire island is an Italianate garden built by a man for his beloved. It is known for the exotic plants that grow there in an unlikely climate. The gardens that are nestled in the woodlands there, combined with the effects of the Gulf Stream and unique makeup of the harbor nearby creates a micro-climate that allows exotic plants to flourish. There are structures in the garden all over the island, including towers, temples, and a tea house.