Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford

#6 of 24 in Parks in County Wicklow
Garden Nature / Park
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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  • I had the pleasure of being able to get to this garden today. It was as good as I had anticipated. The arboretum has an amazing spectrum of trees worth seeing. It has been so planted that there would ...  more »
  • its a peaceful hidden gem, stroll along the river, admire the beautifully cared for lawns, shrubs and flowers,  more »
  • We had a fantastic trip to Wicklow and these fantastic gardens finished with a trip to the OSKA shop where my wife spent a fortune on clothes but she said we saved a fortune She is happy so I am happy...  more »
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.👍
  • 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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