5 reasons to visit Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow, Ireland.
Powerscourt Gardens are one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland. As well as one of the world’s great gardens. You can find them 20km south of Dublin City Centre in County Wicklow. Powerscourt is prety in every season. The beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain lies behind the gardens. Recently, National Geographic has voted the Powerscourt Gardens to be among the the World’s Top Ten Gardens.
As a matter of fact, in Powercourt, there are a lot hidden treasures to explore. From the ornate Italian Gardens, to the formal walks of the Rose and Kitchen Gardens. In addition, there are over 200 varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers. On these 47 acres there is something for everybody.
The Gardens are open for visitors over a period of 150 years already. The designers tried to create a garden that was part of the wider landscape. In fact, they started to design the garden from 1731 onwards. Therefore, they created one of the most majestic views in Ireland. Ironworks and fine statuary, collected from across Europe adorn these magnificent Gardens.
Powerscourt Gardens are a blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statuary and ornamental lakes with secret hollows. As well as rambling walks, and walled gardens. Consequently, the gardens include The Walled Gardens, The Italian Garden, The Dolphin Pond. As well as The Japanese Gardens, Pets Cemetery and Pepperpot Tower, among other features and attractions.
Fire broke out in 1974 and destroyed the Palladian Mansion. It re-opened in 1996, but not to its original glory. It is now home to a range of craft and interior shops featuring Irish Design. The Terrace cafe offers Irish artisan home cooked cuisine.
Powerscourt Gardens highlights include:
One of the Top Ten Gardens in the World
An astonishing historic house
Some of the oldest and rarest trees in Ireland
Dolphin pond, pet cemetery, Japanese and Italian gardens
Artisan homemade cuisine and the best in Irish design
So you are welcome to enjoy the Powerscourt Gardens.
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