Powerscourt Gardens and House

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Powerscourt Gardens and House

Powerscourt Gardens and House
4.5
09:30 - 17:30
Monday
09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:30
Thursday
09:30 - 17:30
Friday
09:30 - 17:30
Saturday
09:30 - 17:30
Sunday
09:30 - 17:30
About
Voted No. 3 In the Top 10 Gardens of the World - by National Geographic! One of the world's great Gardens, Powerscourt is situated 20km south of Dublin City Centre in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains.The Garden was begun by Richard Wingfield in the 1740's and stretches out over 47 acres. It is a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks, walled gardens and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs. The House was gutted by fire in 1974 but recently has been reborn as an exceptional tourist destination. An audio visual brings to life the rich history of the Estate, while the double height Georgian Ballroom has been restored and hosts wedding and special events.The House is now home to the best in Irish design in gifts, clothes and furniture in the Avoca Stores and Interiors Gallery. Treat yourself to lunch at the Terrace Cafe where you can enjoy exceptional food, from each loaf of Irish bread to Mediterranean tarts or extraordinary salads. Come and explore all that Powerscourt House & Gardens has to offer, there's something for everyone from little explorers to garden enthusiasts!
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CanIstay
County Wicklow, Ireland123 contributions
A unique garden and house carved from the rugged landscape of North Wicklow
Mar 2021
Powerscourt garden, river walk, distillery and waterfall will give you days of pleasure and being lucky enough to live within 5km of the site, it has kep me sane and fit during these challenging Covid months.
Written 18 March 2021
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Aoife W
Trim, Ireland139 contributions
Nice walks
Oct 2020 • Couples
Nice way to spend the afternoon with plenty of walks and things to see. Avoca there too to have some nice lunch after your walk.
As gorgeous as I always remember Powerscourt as a child. So we’ll maintained.
Written 10 October 2020
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Jackie
Athlone, Ireland20 contributions
Gorgeous Gardens
Aug 2020
Beautiful gardens - they are so well maintained. Such a lovely place for a walk. The waterfall is gorgeous too!
Written 25 September 2020
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539averilr
Douglas, UK46 contributions
Amazing waterfall
Sep 2020 • Couples
Amazing place to visit, plenty of space. Its good for families as well as couples. Amazing waterfall to see
Written 19 September 2020
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Olivia
2 contributions
On holiday
Sep 2020
Just loved spending time exploring the amazing gardens. The Japanese Garden is just gorgeous. It would’ve been lovely to see the house preserved as a home and not just shops.
Written 8 September 2020
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marypp1958
Ballymena, UK64 contributions
It to the Manor Born
Sep 2020
As usual we had a great visit to Powerscourt, the gardens were spectacular and everything seemed well-organised with regards to Covid regs. However the cafe had a few issues. The table service only is now the norm, however, there was quite a wait for a table but once seated our order was taken and delivered quickly. We ordered sandwiches which came in a little “packet” with a little pot of relish and garnished with salad leaves. The bread was not terribly fresh but the fillings were both plentiful and of good quality. It’s a bit if a mystery why they bothered with the leaves and relish as we had no way to eat them, no knives or forks even of a disposable variety. Nor were there any napkins provided, in other places we have eaten the cutlery has come in an envelope including a napkin and on occasion, condiments.
To pay, you go to a till and give them your table number and they are supposed to have your order pinned against the relevant number, somehow there were two orders on our number but there was no issue when we said only one was our order.
I think next time we visit we’ll wait until we get to the lovely village of Enniscorthy to eat.
Written 8 September 2020
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MphsQueen
Belfast, UK278 contributions
Perfect for exploring with young children
Aug 2020 • Family
Our 3 and 7 year old loved exploring the gardens. We did one half before lunch (at Avoca!) and the other half afterwards.

We would still be there if it hadn’t started raining. They didn’t want to leave!!

The path takes you by and old “castle tower” folly surrounding by genuine old cannons - which our boys fired off every single one to defend the castle.

In olden times, you could climb to the top, but with covid, no climbing allowed.

Japanese gardens with winding paths and wee bridges are a delight for young kids. Manicured formal gardens good for slow walks past the fruit trees into mature woodland for minibeasts and insects. Bamboo forests with pretend ninjas all around.
Written 22 August 2020
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duv_9
Cork, Ireland181 contributions
Relaxing walk around a stately garden
Jul 2020
We spent a few hours exploring Powerscourt Garden and were very impressed by the amazing layout and immaculate presentation. There is plenty to see from a Japanese Garden to an awe inspiring lake with terraces leading down to it. There are also lots of species of flowers and trees to see. Enjoy!
Written 19 August 2020
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Andrew W
Kells, Ireland5 contributions
Brilliant
Aug 2020 • Family
Absolutely beautiful and will be coming back for more visits soon.

Café serves great food and the gardens are incredibly beautiful.

Wouldn't recommend having your baby in a buggy as the paths are tough to manuvre, but we still had a great time.

Highly recommended this as a place to visit for any occasion.
Written 9 August 2020
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John Graham
1 contribution
Not even in the top 3 Gardens in Ireland
Aug 2020 • Couples
This was my first time to Powerscourt House and Gardens. Imagine my surprise to learn there is no “house” to visit as such, it having become a shell after a fire nearly 50 years ago. Nevertheless there was still the Italianate garden, Japanese garden and Walled Garden to see. The view from the house looking to Sugerloaf mountain is breathtaking. While there is a beautiful run of acers there is an overwhelming sense of an untended and unloved Japanese garden: the long dead cherry tree left standing; the stone ornament lying face down in the stream; bindweed growing through hedges. Moving on to the walled garden I was surprised to find only 20% is cultivated the remainder being grass. The small area that has been cultivated is planted with flowers but as if randomly, without purpose. There is no cohesion of colour, texture, or size. Overall a hugely disappointing visit to a place living on former glories and now simply a place set out to make money from concessions.
Written 6 August 2020
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Hi JohnG, It is disappointing to hear you didn't enjoy your visit to Powerscourt Gardens. It is communicated on our website that the House isn't open to the public apart from the restaurant and retail offer. The main attraction and what everyone knows Powerscourt for is the Gardens, which are formal Gardens that are known as much for their landscaping and design, as they are for the other parts of the Gardens such as the Japanese Garden. The small area that you mentioned with plants and flowers is the Herbaceous Border, this is the longest double-sided border in Ireland and has over 700 varieties of plants, and it is meant to have an array of colours and textures.
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