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    © Mount Congreve Gardens © Mount Congreve Gardens

    Visit the beautiful Mount Congreve Gardens

    It’s time that you discovered this botanic oasis in Ireland’s Ancient East
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    County Waterford
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    1 hr 42 mins from Cork Airport
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    Picture yourself standing amongst the fragrant beauty of a fairytale-style woodland, imagine being surrounded by cascades of spectacular colour in a walled garden, or how about the pure romance of a bluebell-filled trail.

    These experiences can all be found in one of the world’s largest private collections of plants on the edge of the flowing waters of the River Suir in County Waterford.

    These beloved gardens were conceived by Ambrose Congreve whose interest in plants and flowers stemmed back to his teens. In the 1960s, Congreve was joined by Herman Dool and the two men began creating a process that transformed Mount Congreve into one of the great gardens of the world. Today, the 70-acre landscape can be best explored on a tour – listen as your guide tells stories from the garden, enjoy bountiful botanical displays and discover the restorative powers of this beautiful natural space.

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    Mount Congreve Gardens, County Waterford

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    Need to know

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    There are three garden trails you can follow by yourself without being part of a tour – the Woodland Garden Walk (55 mins), the Fragrant Walk (20 mins) and the Walled Garden Walk (30 mins).

    2

    The award-winning Stables Café onsite is open Thursday to Sunday for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner – don’t miss their Sunday Carvery!

    3

    To fully immerse yourself in the wonders of Mount Congreve Gardens, you can book a self-catered stay in The Gate Lodge or the forest eco-cabins located on this 18th century estate.

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