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Mount Congreve Estate Gardens
KilmeadenCo. Waterford
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Head to Mount Congreve Estate in County Waterford and explore its glorious gardens. Wander around the walled garden and marvel at the three thousand strong collection of trees and shrubs in the woodland garden.

Mount Congreve Estate was built in the 1760s by local architect John Roberts and is described as one of the 'the great gardens of the world'. The owner, the late Ambrose Congreve, was inspired by Mr Lionel de Rothschild’s exceptional garden at Exbury in Hampshire, England.

Ambrose Congreve's passion for his spectacular garden is still evident today, view the extensive collection of plants, shrubs and flowers including rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias and flora from every continent in the world.

Take incredible pictures at the colourful Chinese Pagoda, stop off at the Classical Temple, check out the rock waterfall and see the stunning Georgian glasshouse. Book a yoga class in this incredible setting or catch a meteor shower star gazing session, a true bucket list experience.

Why we like it
  • Book in advance to see Mount Congreve Estate Gardens.
  • Take pictures at the Chinese Pagoda.
  • Plan your visit around a meteor shower star gazing.
  • Experience one of the 'greatest gardens in the world'.
Tips from locals

Book in for a twilight tour of Mount Congreve Gardens and see this enchanting estate from a completely different perspective. Estate Manager Ray Sinnott and Garden Curator Michael White share their insider knowledge on this special place.

Tips from locals

Pop out the back gates of the gardens at Mount Congreve Estate and you're steps away from the Waterford Greenway. Enjoy a leisurely stroll and take in the scenic views of the glorious greenway.

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