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Altamont Gardens, Tullow
(4.8/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
The mysterious and enchanting ambience at Altamont Gardens makes it unlike other gardens. Recognized as one of Ireland's finest, it combines formal and informal landscaping featuring some oaks over 500 years old and a giant redwood planted to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. Also look for rare azaleas, rhododendrons, magnolias, wild bluebells, and snowdrops. There is something to catch the eye in any season, as different plants flourish here at different times. Have a picnic on the grass with treats supplied by the resident cafe. To visit Altamont Gardens on your holiday in Tullow, and find out what else Tullow has to offer, use our Tullow vacation planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful gardens at any time of the year. Really well kept and there is a lovely little café nestled in the centre of a garden centre. Probably the nicest gardens we have visited in Ireland. Can't sa...  more »
  • Gosh what a beautiful hidden gem. Whilst the weather was a little "soft" it certainly didn't dampen our spirits when we visited these stunning gardens. Much variety & thoughtful planting. 
  • Altamount Gardens is beautifully nestled in Carlow, it provides the family with a walkway through majestic formal gardens which then lead to a winding adventure over streams and by riverbank and of co...  more »
Google
  • A marvelous place to visit for those lovers of great gardens. The plantings offer a huge variety and are beautifully maintained. This garden needs to be seen in all seasons, as each season paints a different and wonderful picture. Allow a minimum of 3 hours + 30 minutes if you include the lovely riverside walk.
  • Fantastic walk and a lovely garden... €2 parking fee. Coffee shop. Picnic tables. Garden plants shop here too... Nice Way to pass a couple of hours.
  • My favorite gardens and love visiting. Never tire of it and it never gets to crowded. There is also a small cafe with home made cakes. Worth the drive from Dublin.
  • I was here on a sunny day and it was beautiful. The whole experience is wonderful . It has the ruins of an old georgian house ( not in use ) a fab tea room indoor and out . A lovely garden centre and a variety of amazing walks . Well worth a visit . I'll be back .
  • Altamont Gardens are a pleasure to visit, at any time of the year. In summer the trees, shrubs and plants are at their most magnificent and the Corona North Commemorative Border is at it's luxuriant height. In winter, the underlying designs and structures of the garden are revealed and the frozen lake and the 'bare ruined choirs' of the trees are stunningly haunting and beautiful.