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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. Put Mount Usher Gardens and other Ashford attractions into our Ashford trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Mount Usher Gardens Reviews
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 lunch.it'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 »
I can truly understand why Monty Don rates this as a great garden. We found All 88 trees...bit of a walk so quiet tired. Loved the Huge Magnolia flowers. The trees with twisted branches. Fabulous barks. I could go on but wouldn't do Mount Usher any justice. Please if u get a chance go and see the gardens enjoy the fun of finding each numbered tree. Some number poles hidden. After our walk we refreshed ourselves with a pot of tea and scones in Avocca restaurant.
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
Visited with my wife & three children (Aged 8. 4 & 1) They loved following the map to find the different numbers marking the various trees. The paths were all suitable for the buggy. Lovely gift shops & coffee shops with indoor & outdoor eating areas. Really enjoyed the afternoon with the family in this beautiful garden.
its more wooded than gardens. but its lovely with its little trails. And 3 bridges that cross both ends and the middle.Use your map booklet too see what the marked plants. Take your time and take all that beauty in.
Beautiful richly planted mature gardens, sylvan setting with majestic river. A joy to visit in the various seasons. An array of shopping options too including food.
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