Gardens-Guide.com is the premiere open gardens directory in Britain today.

  • Republic of Ireland
  • 00353 (1) 204 6000
  • carmel.byrne@powerscourt.net
  • Home
  • Garden's Finder
  • Garden's Detail

Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow,
Republic of Ireland,

00353 (1) 204 6000

(1) 204 6900


Listed By
User Image

2018-01-23 05:23:46

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

All Year; 7 Days a week; 9.30am - 5.30pm in Summer (last admission 5pm), 9.30am - Dusk in Winter. except Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Waterfall closes two weeks before Christmas, but is open 9.30am - 7.00pm in May/June/July/Aug. and 10.30am - 5.30pm in Mar/Apr/Sept/Oct. 10.30am - 4pm in Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb..

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

Please Book in Advance.

House Open for Viewing: Yes

Audio Visual presentation also.

National Garden Scheme days: No

Open all year.

Best Times of Year to Visit:

April to September

To see:
Admission Prices

Summer Rates Gardens:
Adults E9.50. Seniors/Students E8.00, Children E5.00, Child U5 Free
Winter Rates Gardens:
Adults E7.00, Seniors/Students E6.50, Children E3.50, Child U5 Free
Summer / Winter Rates Waterfall:
Adults E6.00, Seniors/Students E5.50, Children E3.50, Child U2 Free
Groups of 20+ discount in summer Groups of 10+ discount in Winter.
Season Garden, House & Waterfall € 160.00 per family, € 95.00 per person.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Dogs at Waterfall area only and on leash. Picnics only at Waterfall

Garden Features & Events

Italian Gardens
Herbaceous Border
Rose Garden
Tower Valley
Pet Cemetery
Japanese Garden
Ireland's Highest Waterfall

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Ferndale B&B
Summerhill House Hotel
Ritz Carlton Hotel
Glenview Hotel

Inns & Pubs:

Powerscourt Arms Poppies Coffee Shop

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Glendalough Monastic Ruins Site
Avoca Village
Bally Kiss Angel
Kilruddery Gardens
Mount Usher Gardens
Russborough House

Description of Garden

Framed by the Wicklow Mountains and with formal tree plantations to the north, the extraordinary series of Italianate terraces on the south side lead down to the lake and are flanked by a walled garden with beautiful gates, rose beds and herbaceous borders. On the other side, the Tower Valley, named after the famous Pepper Pot Tower, features many fine specimen conifers from North America in its surrounding woodland. The Dolphin Pond, displaying its fine fountain, is bordered by a line of Japanese red cedars. The Japanese Garden leads one around its formal pattern on a series of concentric paths.

Take time to explore all the hidden treasures that Powerscourt Gardens has to offer, there truly is something for everyone!

Some six kilometres away the highest waterfall in Ireland at 398ft is set in a deer park with magnificent specimen trees and woodlands.

Powerscourt is one of the world's grandest gardens, and is now owned by the Slazenger family.

History Of Garden

Based on a 13th Century castle, Powerscourt was remodelled in the 18th Century when owned by Sir Richard Wingfield, who created the magnificent mansion and surrounding grounds in the decade after 1731. Further alterations were undertaken a century later for the 6th Viscount Powerscourt by Daniel Robertson who is said to have suffered severely from gout and directed operations from a wheelbarrow, fortified by a bottle of sherry. When the bottle was finished, work ceased for the day!

The 7th Viscount completed the work in the late 1850s, using his own and other designers' plans, to finish the terraces and planting thousands of trees, whilst installing much statuary, ironwork and decorative items.

2018 Garden Season

Over 650 Open Gardens online
NOW compatible with Tablets, Smartphones and Desktop

Please consider a small donation to support Gardens-Guide.com