Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford

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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. Arrange to visit Mount Usher Gardens and other attractions in Ashford using our Ashford trip itinerary planner.
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  • What an unexpectedly charming place! We were in Ashford riding horses at Bel Air and decided to pop to Avoca for a late lunch. We had an hour wait for a table, so decide to wander into the gardens (th...  more »
  • Visited for first time, on an EXTREMELY wet day, and it was superb! It's quite sheltered by the vegetation anyway..You may need/prefer wellington boots to access some areas if it is very wet (the Azal...  more »
  • We really enjoyed this place, the river was beautiful as where the natural grounds. It is informative as well with a pamphlet telling you the names o trees!  more »
  • Beautiful gardens in a lovely setting. Wife loved it ( she into plants) I loved it for the great pictures I took. Good food in the o site cafe.
  • Not too long a drive from the city and a world away from it. Make the effort to go and you won't be disappointed. The car park is small though and if you're coming from dublin it's hidden as you approach it. Be ready to slow as you approach it.
  • Very beautiful garden with variety of trees and wildflowers. It can be ideal for romantic walk or to any nature lover. Specially recommend at summertime.
  • I enjoyed this place, you have to pay in but it was worth it. If your into trees, then give it a look, great collection, my favorite were the massive Chilean Beech.
  • Lovely food, great gardens and very friendly staff. Gluten free options available.