Mount Congreve Gardens, WaterfordCurrently Open
- Address: Mount Congreve, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford, Ireland
- Timings: 11:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +353-51384115
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
About Mount Congreve Gardens, Waterford
The place dates back to the late 18th century and attributed to local architect John Roberts who is also the mastermind behind many prominent buildings of Waterford. Commissioned by the John Congreve, son of first Ambrose Congreve of Waterford, this place is known for its wide and extensively striking gardens.
Spread over 70 acres of land, this planted woodland is perfect for a sunny day picnic when in Waterford. Rhododendrons, Magnolias, Camellias adorn the gardens that are home to around 3000 different trees and shrubs including three hundred Acer cultivars, six hundred conifers, two hundred and fifty climbers and fifteen hundred herbaceous plants.
This is termed as one of the ‘Great gardens in the world’ and deserves your piece of time on the trip to Waterford.
Mount Congreve Gardens Information
- Due to the nature of the gardens, no dogs other than registered guide dogs are permitted.
Mount Congreve Gardens Ticket Prices
- Children under 12 : free (need to be accompanied by an adult)
- Guided tours will remain available for a minimum of 10 people at a cost of €10 per person.
Mount Congreve Gardens Opening and Closing Hours
- Last entry 4.30 pm
How To reach Mount Congreve Gardens by Public Transport
- Rented car, taxi
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Mount Congreve Gardens, Waterford Reviews
What a beautiful place! The gardens are well kept and presented, with 4 clearly marked routes for you to walk (varying from a short 20 minutes walk to the longer hour and a half walk, depending on your preferences and fitness levels). All of the staff were friendly and welcoming, and the selection of food and drinks at the tea shop were also really impressive. Will definitely be returning.
Beautiful historic gardens. Excellent walks with many points of interest dotted through the gardens and many interesting exotic trees and plants. Friendly welcome. Garden centre and tea shop. Well worth a visit.
Lovely café. Great rest stop on the Greenway
It's one of our favorite places to go for a day out with kids. Lots of paths for walks and great areas for picnics and resting. Spring and early summer are perfect time to visit the gardens and see them in full bloom. However with good weather, Congreve Gardens are welcoming in every season (as long as it's open). Small cafe is a nice addition for tired walkers and kids would love ice cream and juice after long day spent in the nature.
This is one of the best gardens in Ireland, some times of the year are better than others in terms of floral displays but it's always worth a look and if you're into trees then there's a Lot going on there as well with many foreign species growing. A certain amount of plants are sold in the courtyard as well and the cafe has nice cakes and soup/sandwich options if you want to pass the time that way. One of the jewels in the crown of Waterford and Ireland. Allow at least 2 hours to wander the walled gardens and beyond
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