Fota House & Gardens; Cobh In Cobh there is the 'Queenstown Story', swimming pool (Coral Leisure Centre), visits to the Naval Base can be arranged through the Scout Centre (subject to Naval activities), cruise liners also visit Cobh on a regular basis. CorkFota's internationally recognised arboretum and gardens are a haven for relaxation and enjoyment and have one of the finest collections of rare and tender trees and shrubs grown outdoors in Ireland and Britain. Cobh Golf Club. This superb course is located a five minute drive from Cobh at Marino Point.Fota’s internationally recognised arboretum and gardens are open all year round and are a haven for relaxation and enjoyment. “Fota” is derived from the Irish “Fód te” meaning warm soil – perfect for the growing and cultivation of rare trees and exotic plants. Things to do near Fota Island Resort on TripAdvisor: See 3,127 reviews and 944 candid photos of things to do near Fota Island Resort in Fota Island, Province of Munster.Ballyseedy Home & Garden is located at Fota Retail Park, Carrigtwohil, Cork, T45 X880, Ireland. More information on this place.