Gardens

  • Powerscourt

    One of the world’s great gardens situated 20 km south of Dublin in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The gardens were begun by Richard Wingfield, Viscount Powerscourt, in the 1740s. The word garden belies the magnitude of this creation which stretches out over 20 hectares. It is a sublime Read more [...]

  • Knockrose Garden

    Knockrose is a deeply spiritual place, in one family for generations. Tom and Trish Farrell’s cottage-style garden is richly planted with a diverse selection of trees, shrubs, plants and vegetables accessed by meandering paths leading to different ‘rooms’. There are many secluded seating areas and we encourage visitors to spend Read more [...]

  • Kilmacurragh Arboretum

    The arboretum at Kilmacurragh, Kilbride, Co. Wicklow, has been managed by the National Botanic Gardens since 1996. It is particularly famous for its conifers and calcifuges and was planted during the 19th Century by Thomas Acton in association with the curators of the National Botanic Gardens at Glasnevin. During the Read more [...]

  • Arboretum Kilquade

    There are unique displays of 16 permanent gardens ranging from town house gardens to rose gardens to large water and woodland gardens. These gardens were designed and built by some of Ireland’s leading designers and landscapers. The exhibition offers inspiriation to both the new and experienced gardener. Read more …

  • Mount Usher Gardens

    Mount Usher was once a working mill. It was first a tuck mill and later a corn mill. The mill used the Killiskey river, a tributary of the River Vartry, to turn its wheel. Where the main house is today, there was a small cottage with less than an acre Read more [...]

  • Killruddery

    The gardens at Killruddery are the oldest in Ireland still surviving in their original 17th century unique style together with 18th and 19th century additions. Laid out in the 17th century, by a French gardener called Bonet who worked at Versailles, Killruddery is regarded as one of the finest French Read more [...]

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