ALTAMONT GARDENS – widely respected as the jewel in Ireland’s gardening crown. Enchanting blend of formal and informal gardens with riverside walk, Altamont Gardens covering over 40 acres. Mature trees, both natives in the avenues and woodland areas, and exotic specimens throughout the gardens including Deodar Cedar, Swamp Cypress, Red Oak and Giant Redwood. A fascinating walk through the gardens with beautiful blossom flowers and trees, ancient oaks and huge stone outcrops is a great experience at any time of year.
Altamont plant sales & The Walled Garden at Altamont – an unmissable highlight of a visit to Altamont Gardens is the Walled Garden situated within the grounds of the estate and run privately by gardener and nurseryman Robert Miller. This area was opened in 2000 to honour Altamont’s late owner Corona North. Many of the plants were donated by friends of Corona and fellow Irish gardeners. These plants and thousands of others grown there make up one of the largest borders of its kind in the country, and tell a story of Irish horticulture woven into a seamless living tapestry. A visit is a must for any seasoned or novice gardener looking for inspiration or simple enjoyment. Altamont Plant Sales offer high-quality garden plants, exclusive range of flowers, shrubs and trees throughout a year.
Date for your diary: Snowdrop Week – every February
Travel time: 26 min drive