The stunning Powerscourt Gardens are situated just 20kms south of Dublin City Centre. Set against the backdrop of the Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt is stunning in every season. From the ornate Italian Gardens to the formal walks of the Rose and Kitchen Gardens, there are many hidden treasures to explore. With over 200 varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers, this 47 acres of Gardens has something for everyone.
The Gardens were laid out over a period of 150 years and were designed to create a garden that was part of the wider landscape, creating one of the most majestic vistas in Ireland. Fine statuary and ironworks collected from across Europe adorn these magnificent Gardens.
The Palladian Mansion is now home to the best Irish design and features craft and interior shops. The Terrace cafe offers the finest in Irish artisan, home cooked cuisine. An audiovisual presentation brings to life the rich history of the Estate.
|Address:||Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow|
|Location:||20km miles south of Dublin City Centre, just off N11|
|Open Times:||Gardens: 9.30-5.30|
Waterfall: Winter: 10.30-4, Summer: 9.30-7
|Average Visit Length:||1 - 2.5 Hours|
Child (U16): €5.00, (U5): Free
|Audio Visual:||Languages: English|
|Restaurant:||Operated by Avoca Handweavers Group. Seats 160 includes outdoor seats and toilet|
|Shop:||Selection of speciality shops operated by the Avoca Group|
|Information Guide:||French, German, Italian & Spanish|
|Group Booking Necessary:||Yes|
Daily: 09.30-17.30 (House Admission free)
Gardens close at Dusk in Winter
Closed December 25-26
Ballroom & Garden Rooms:
Every Sunday 9.30 -13.30
Every Monday 9.30 -13.30 (1st May - 30th September)
Nov-Dec & Jan-Feb: 10.30-16.00
Mar-Apr & Sept-Oct: 10.30-17.30
Closed 2 weeks prior to Christmas
Scientific Story Adventure
Date: 21st April 2014
Time: 12:30 - 15:00
Location: Powerscourt Gardens
Cost: Adult: €8.50, Child €5, Child under 3 free, Family Ticket for 2 adults & 3 children €25, annual members €2
Join Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum for a fun-filled day out at Powerscourt. This is a trail through Powerscourt, during which the families will encounter various characters – some of whom may be familiar from storybooks and all of whom are experiencing scientific dilemmas. We have Goldilocks and her never-ending bubbling over porridge pot – can you figure out which chemical is causing the trouble and why? The Billy Goat Gruff’s bridge is baffling him in the engineering department and finally, Imaginosity’s Mad Scientist has a show for you at the end that may create more questions than it answers! Throughout the trail, the children will also have other scientific conundrums to figure out based on the natural environment of the gardens.
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