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The National Garden Exhibition Centre - Arboretum Kilquade
Kilquade, Co. Wicklow
Dog friendly
Family friendly
Free to visit
Free car parking
Rainy days
Visit The National Garden Exhibition Centre - Arboretum in Kilquade, County Wicklow and explore 20 individually inspirational gardens. Enjoy the colours and scents of this superb garden centre.

Discover the beautiful National Garden Exhibition Centre with its permanent exhibition gardens with layouts by award-winning designers. Take a tranquil stroll around the gardens and experience thousands of varieties of mature plants.

Appreciate complete garden ideas and design concepts which include beautiful water features, sculptures, urban living accessories and plants labelled with interpretive signage. A calm and relaxing day out awaits as you take in the vibrant flora.

Head to the upper deck area to the lovely seating area and look out over the colourful centre. Kids have fun in the children's playground while adults explore and shop for plants.

Well stocked with top quality plants and accessories, expert advice is on hand from the passionate staff. Indoor and outdoor seating means visitors can further relax while tucking into delicious homemade fresh food at the on-site café.

Why we like it
  • See 20 immaculate and inspirational gardens.
  • Enjoy a relaxing stroll in this scenic venue.
  • Pick up plants lovingly cared for by the Arboretum staff.
  • Have fun in the children's playground.
Tips from locals

Ask for a species note sheet and pens from the Arboretum staff so that you can document everything interesting that you see as you make your way around this stunning centre.

Contact details
Arboretum The National Garden Exhibition Centre, Kilquade, Co. Wicklow, A63 PR80, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 1.5 hours here.

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