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Mount Usher Gardens
Ashford, Co. Wicklow
Hidden gem
Family friendly
Free car parking
Cloudy days
Mount Usher Gardens in the beautiful town of Ashford, County Wicklow, is one of the highest rated garden attractions in Ireland. The gardens encompass 22 acres and offer scenic walks, stunning views and winding paths that meander along the banks of the River Vartry.

Mount Usher Gardens was created by four generations of the Walpole family beginning in 1868. It is recognised at home and abroad as one of the earliest and finest examples of a Robinsonian garden. Many rare and exotic species are found within the extensive collection of plants, which is also known for its magnificent display of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias. As you explore the gardens, you will come across charming wooden bridges, nooks, and peaceful seating areas where you can pause and appreciated the beauty of the surroundings.

In addition to the beautifully landscaped gardens, visitors will find the Avoca Garden Café which serves seasonal, freshly prepared breakfast, brunch and lunch with views over the gardens. Housed beside the café is the Avoca gift shop, an artisanal food market and a shopping outlet.

Mount Usher Gardens welcomes guided group tours of the gardens throughout the year by appointment.

Tips from locals

The Avoca Handweaving Mill, established in 1723, is next to Mount Usher Gardens and offers guided tours.

Contact details
Ashford, Co. Wicklow, A67 VW22, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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