Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford

#6 of 24 in Parks in County Wicklow
Walk through 5,000 species of plants along the River Vartry at Mount Usher Gardens. Regarded as one of Ireland's most beautiful gardens and spanning 9 hectares (22.2 acres), these gardens have many walking trails that are popular among tourists and locals. Admire the exotic plants and flowers, such as magnolias and azaleas, all of which are organically grown. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as herons and other birds. Finish off with a stop at one of the benches that provide scenic views or enjoy a light lunch at the garden cafe. Check in advance about the farmers' market, which is set up periodically. Put Mount Usher Gardens and other Ashford attractions into our Ashford trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The gardens are so relaxing and beautiful, along the river. It takes about one hour to walk through them and beyond the private residence on the far side of the river. During busy periods parking is a...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    These gardens are a must. It took us about 1.15 hours to walk all around it. The plants are stunning with lovely little areas to take a rest. Very well maintained. A lovely coffee and cake was then en...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Whether you just want a walk in the gardens or fancy some excellent food in the Avoca restaurant or even a browse around the shops you will not be left disappointed! Mount Usher has it all and is well...  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    This is my favorite place to visit. Its gardens are stunning, the river that runs through the garden and the bridges that span it make for great photo opportunities. The selection of flowers, color, the smells, the meadows, walkways, and grass to enjoy a pick-nick make this a place to put on your to do list. On the day I visited the weather was not very nice yet it took nothing away from the experience that the garden provides. I'm definitely going back and bringing my other half as she would love the shops, the coffee and the walk because this is a place that needs more than one visit just to appreciate whats on offer and its only a short journey from Dublin too. It also seems to be a magnet for cyclist. So you have no excuse not to visit even if you cant drive. Enjoy
  • May 31, 2017
    Lunch was extraordinary! Duck liver pate with apricots and pistachios and lots of green leaves with toast and butter, beautifully presented. The garden is simply luscious and easy and full of spring flowers and the magnolia was in bloom and it heals and covers all the broken places in your being... go!
  • May 18, 2017
    Beautiful setting, very relaxing walks. Restaurant was too noisy for me, but we were able to eat outside. Very much enjoyed our visit, it was very popular mid week in May on a warm day. Well worth a visit admission is €7.50.
  • June 17, 2017
    Great place for day out. Loads of diferent paths to walk, beautiful flowers, plants, views. Worth to come back in different times of the year. Highly recommend to visit.👍
  • June 29, 2017
    The path is a loop so it's easy to get around. If your quiet there's lots of wildlife to see. Great restaurant on site too.

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