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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
  • Just beyond the entrance archway, is a Herbaceous Border and beyond that a café and garden centre/plants for sale. However walking straight ahead and left brings one under trees and the opens out into...  more »
  • Visited these gardens last spring and have to say they did not disappoint ,beautiful flowers and lovely walk around the lake ...plenty of little beauty spots for the children to explore 
  • We recently visited the gardens on our first trip to Ireland . We enjoyed them very much on a lovely sunny day , the peacocks were a nice surprise . 
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.