Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford

#6 of 30 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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  • January is not the best time of year to visit (that has to be May, with the azaleas and rhododendrons), but there was still a lot to look at, including flowering shrubs - Daphnes? The trees are also e...  more »
  • We visited on a Sunday in august, it's extremely popular with coffee shop serving's a great spot for a stroll on a Sunday with the kids.  more »
  • Those who love nature, flowers, country-baked goods, and buying handcrafts will enjoy this place. The weather may have an impact on your experience here. If it's raining or dull out, that's ok. I woul...  more »
  • Maybe not the best time of year to visit as very few trees or flowers we're to be seen in bloom. A bit pricey for what was on view. Maybe the should have off season pricing. Adults at €7.50 with students €6.50 was a bit too much. Avoca cafe served a nice breakfast but at €26 inc coffee for 2 you might look at having something to eat before you arrive.
  • Great trees and very nice river walk with cool suspension bridges that waggle as you walk! Visited in February before many flowers were out - probably looks better later in year.
  • Lovely garden to visit as there is a good variety of plants and trees. Walks are gentle and short.
  • This is a beautiful place to visit with friends. The spring is perhaps the best time to visit. The trees River and wild flowers are gorgeous. Very peaceful place . Strawbridge and Avoca shop and lovely place to eat on the way in. Toilets and wheelchair accessible.
  • Absolutely Lovely! Fabulous walks and gardens the most amazing setting. Great food and nice shops
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