Powerscourt Gardens

County: Co. Wicklow
Tel: 01-204 6000
Fax: 01-204 6900
Email: carmel.byrne@powerscourt.net

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.

Powersourt Estate, Co. Wicklow

 

Powerscourt House

 

Powersourt Estate, Japanese Gardens

 

Powersourt Estate, Co. Wicklow

 

Powersourt Gardens, Co. Wicklow

 

Powersourt Estate, Co. Wicklow

 

Japanese Garden at Powerscourt

 

Japanese Garden at Powerscourt

 

Powerscourt Estate

 

The Pepperpot Tower

 

View from the Pepperpot Tower

 

The Sugarloaf Mountain

 

General Information

Address: Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Telephone; 01-204 6000
Fax: 01-204 6900
Email: carmel.byrne@powerscourt.net
Website:http://www.powerscourt.ie
Location: 20km miles south of Dublin City Centre, just off N11
Season: All Year
Open Times: Gardens: 9.30-5.30
Waterfall: Winter: 10.30-4, Summer: 9.30-7
Tours: Self-guiding
Booking Contact: carmel.byrne@powerscourt.net
Manager: Estate Office
Average Visit Length: 1 - 2.5 Hours
Entrance Fees: Adult: €8.50
Student/Senior: €7.50
Child (U16): €5.00, (U5): Free
Family: €25.00
Audio Visual: Languages: English
Restaurant: Operated by Avoca Handweavers Group. Seats 160 includes outdoor seats and toilet
Picnic Area: Yes
Shop: Selection of speciality shops operated by the Avoca Group
Information Guide: French, German, Italian & Spanish
Coach Parking: Yes
Group Booking Necessary: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Disabled Access/Parking: Yes
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Opening Times

GAA Schools

Gardens:
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)

Waterfall:
Nov-Dec & Jan-Feb: 10.30-16.00
Mar-Apr & Sept-Oct: 10.30-17.30
May-Aug: 09.30-19.00

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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