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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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  • I have visited the lovely Altamont Gardens several times recently. These are not the sort of formal gardens with cute manicured lawns and rows of neat flowers. There is a walled in garden where you ca...  more »
  • Altamont was a labour of love created much as you see it today by a lady called Corona North. She left the estate to the Irish people and what a wonderful gift! You can wander at your ease through the...  more »
  • Stopped here for a walk around on our way home from a night away to have a stroll around. Not much happening when we arrived. Gardens are nice. Lake is nice. But no wow factor. Just NICE  more »
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  • 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.