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Powerscourt Estate and gardens, Ireland

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Come explore Ireland's most beautiful and intriguing estate


Beautiful Powerscourt House and Gardens is located within the 1,000 acre Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow, Ireland. Explore 47 acres of gardens, see the finest in Irish design in our shops and indulge in delicious food at the Avoca Terrace Café. Two championship golf courses, Ireland’s highest waterfall and the Powerscourt Hotel are also located on the estate.

Set in the wild Wicklow countryside, overlooking the Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt Gardens stretch over 47 acres and offer magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Powerscourt Gardens was voted No.3 in the world's top ten gardens by National Geographic. This world class garden offers beautiful views and natural beauty and is an authentic experience of Irish history and heritage.

The design of Powerscourt gardens was influenced by Lord Powerscourt's visits to famous estates including the Château de Versailles in Paris. Enjoy a romantic stroll through the ornate Italian garden and formal walks of the Rose and Kitchen gardens. Unique features include the Japanese garden which offers a maze of walkways and hidden grottos and the largest Pet Cemetery in Ireland. Take your time exploring the gardens and enjoy the beautiful sight and perfume of hundreds of different types of plants, flowers and trees.

Italian Garden


The Italian Garden at Powerscourt truly offers the best of garden landscaping and design. Cast your eye towards the Sugar Loaf Mountain beyond the gardens and enjoy one of the best views in Ireland. The terraces in the garden were designed in the 1840's by architect Daniel Robertson and took 100 men over 12 years to build! Enjoy exciting sculptures of Gods and myths including statues of Apollo Belvedere and Diana, collected by the 6th and 7th Lord Powerscourt on their travels to Europe.

Walled gardens


The walled gardens are one of the oldest parts of the gardens and feature fascinating plants along Ireland's largest herbaceous border. Here you will see 'Julia's Memorial,' a calm reflective pond built in honour of the 7th Viscountess by her son. Enjoy the vibrant colours and beautiful scents of the Rose garden. Don't miss the 240 year old Bamberg Gate which came from the Cathedral at Bamberg in Germany.

Japanese garden


Get a glimpse into a different world in the Japanese garden, created by the 8th Viscount and Viscountess Powerscourt in 1908. Enjoy the sight and perfume of Azaleas, Japanese Maples and Chinese Fortune Palms. The grotto is one of the oldest features of Powerscourt Gardens and offers secret pathways to explore and an air of 18th century romance.

Pet cemetery


Another highlight in Powerscourt Gardens is the Pet Cemetery. One of Ireland's largest pet cemeteries, this is the resting place of many of the family pets from the estate. You can read about these pets when you visit the gardens including 'Eugenie' the Jersey cow who had 17 calves and produced over 100,000 gallons of milk! The interesting and amusing pet names will give you some great ideas for naming your next pet!

Avoca terrace café


After strolling the gardens relax at the Avoca terrace café in Powerscourt House. Enjoy home-made Irish artisan food including breads, fresh salads and delicious cakes.

Powerscourt House has been voted one of the Top Ten Houses and Mansions Worldwide (Lonely Planet). It offers beautiful views of the lush, green Irish countryside. It is home to a range of shops featuring the best of Irish design and giftware including fashion, jewellery, local art and traditional Irish food. It is also home to Tara's Palace, one of the greatest doll palaces in the world.



Opening hours


Monday - Saturday : 9.30am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10am - 5.30pm
Powerscourt House & Gardens is open-year round. For more information visit www.powerscourt.com



Powerscourt House & Gardens
Powerscourt Estate | Enniskerry | County Wicklow | Ireland
TEL: +353 (0) 1 204 6000
EMAIL: info@powerscourt.net
WEBSITE: www.powerscourt.com
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/powerscourtestate
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/thepowerscourt

Powerscourt gardens and lake

Powerscourt gardens and lake

Powerscourt house,Ireland

Powerscourt house,Ireland

Powerscourt House, gardens and lake

Powerscourt House, gardens and lake

Ireland’s highest waterfall

Ireland’s highest waterfall

Powerscourt Japanese gardens

Powerscourt Japanese gardens

Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland

Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland

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Entry fees, opening hours and other information is correct as of publishing, October 2017.


   

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