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National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh

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A Hidden gem of the day, almost missed it, so glad we didn’t! And the BIG TREE, wow! Something... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Kilmacurragh Wicklow's Secret!!

I just love trees, and the glow of autumn they bring to the Countryside at this time of year... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Sharon H
Wicklow, Ireland
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All reviews full bloom coffee shop free entry trees and plants different seasons old house free tour picnic area quiche nice cafe lovely place to visit sunny day dogs allowed huge variety on site bike ride wonderful garden
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

A Hidden gem of the day, almost missed it, so glad we didn’t! And the BIG TREE, wow! Something never before seen!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 144lynna
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I just love trees, and the glow of autumn they bring to the Countryside at this time of year. Ireland is known for it's forty shades of green! It's all here in Kilmacurragh! I felt so honoured to be allowed to walk through this beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love this place it’s an incredibly peaceful place ,well kept , so pretty especially the rhondendroms!!!!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lisa O
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The lady at the tourist information (which was open today) said that the L1152 road to the gardens would be hill and she was right. However it was worth the effort. Well worth a visit to the gardens and the cafe.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank IanBarnett
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this afternoon - 14th August 2018 - primarily to see the Victorian borders that we had read about in the weekend Irish Times. Whilst we were not disappointed with the planting in the borders, they were not as good as those to be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank Dougsuz
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The Botanic Gardens at Kilmacurragh are a real revelation & a lovely place to spend a few very pleasant hours. There are several walks to take, woodland areas, great floral displays & the surrounding countryside in Co Wicklow is magnificent. There's also a very nice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank C_and_H_11
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Finally got around to visiting Kilmacurragh and now that I have I will definitely be back to see it in different seasons. We got there in time for the free tour (tours in Summer daily at 12.00 and 15.00) which was very informative. Saw trees...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank PatNor
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We were there today, with our 2 and 3 year old. We had a lovely breakfast in the cafe. The staff there are excellent,so friendly and great with kids. The food was delicious and really good value. The gardens are beautiful. The kids loved the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank NECurtis1
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I was aware of this place but had never visited until now. I have always enjoyed trips to the gardens in Glasnevin over the seasons. Now I will try to visit this wonderful garden often also. We enjoyed a tour led by one of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Patck810
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Fantastic place for walk and learn about botanic gardens. Free walking tour through garden - i've been there a few times, it has always been enjoyable and interesting. Any season of the year comes with its own highlights.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Kerstin K
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8 August 2018|
Response from PatNor | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. But there were lots of people on field with kids so it didn't like like there would be a problem with a picnic
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Response from HDarvitt | Reviewed this property |
We got married here on the 5th of May 2005, I think the Rhododendrons were at their best at this time that year. We regularly go back as we are from Wicklow, but always feel that the flowers have peaked towards the start of... More