No visit to Ireland is complete without a visit to the majestic Powerscourt Gardens, voted #3 in the World by National Geographic 2014.

Set in the wild Wicklow countrywide, overlooking the Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt is situated just 20km south of Dublin City Centre. The Gardens stretch over 47 acres and offer visitors a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks.

Experience 300 years of garden design and development including the walled gardens, the Italian garden, the dolphin pond, the Japanese gardens, pets cemetery and pepperpot tower, among other features and attractions.

The Palladian Mansion at Powerscourt is home to the best in Irish design, and features craft and interior shops. An audio-visual brings to life the rich history of the estate. The Terrace Café offers the finest in Irish artisan home-cooked cuisine.

Highlights include:
  • One of the Top Three Gardens in the World
  • A stunning historic house
  • Some of Ireland’s oldest and rarest trees
  • Pet cemetery, dolphin pond, Japanese and Italian gardens
  • The best in Irish design and artisan homemade cuisine

Visitor Information

Open Year Round

Daily 09:30 - 17:30

(Gardens close at Sunset in Winter)

Contact Details

Powerscourt Gardens,
Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

T: +353 (0) 1 204 6000

Closed: December 25 and 26

Last admission: 17:00

Approx. visit duration: 90 minutes to 2 hours recommended


Admission Prices 2015/2016

Adult: €9.50
Senior (aged 65+): €8.00
Student (with valid ID): €8.00
Child (aged 6-15): €5.00
Child (aged 0-5): Free
Family (2 adults & 3 children): €25.00


Other Useful Information

Free leaflets available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

The Avoca Terrace Café, overlooking the magnificent gardens, offers everything from light refreshments to full lunches.

Unique shopping experience with a selection of specialty shops operated by the Avoca Group, an Interiors Gallery and Garden Pavillion.

Free car and coach parking on-site with coach set down area. 

The Gardens are partially accessible with accessible toilets. 

Group rates available (minimum 20 people). Pre-booking required. 

Free Wi-Fi available in the main house.


Map Location

The Estate is located just 20 minutes south of Dublin. 

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