The Carlow Garden Trail currently features 16 different gardening attractions including great old gardens that have been lovingly restored and maintained throughout the years, and smaller gardens which are maturing beautifully with time. Award winning garden centres and forest parks complement the joys of a visit here. Known for its mild and temperate climate, County Carlow in Ireland's sunny South East is the ideal destination for your gardening trip.
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Widely respected as the jewel in Ireland's gardening crown, Altamont Gardens are an enchanting blend of formal and informal gardens with riverside walks covering over 40 acres. The estate gains much of its character from the many mature trees, both natives in the avenues and woodlands areas, and exotic specimens throughout the gardens. Lawns bisected by sculpted yews slope down to a lake surrounded by rare trees and rhododendrons and lead in turn to a very different garden featuring exotic shurbs and trees. For more information on Altamont Gardens, please click here.
Arboretum Lifestyle and Garden Centre has created a new and exciting display garden to inspire the modern day customer. Helping visitors to create their own dreams while showing them that gardening is both stylish and fun, this new showpiece allows people to see that gardening can be enjoyed in any busy lifestyle. The concept behind this design was to create a garden that is easy to care for, demands low maintenance and delivers endless enjoyment. For more information on Arboretum, please click here.
Delta Sensory Gardens offically opened in May 2007, consist of 14 interconnecting gardens with a mix of formal and informal landscaping. The award winning gardens have a therapeutic focus and benefit people of all abilities. Visitors can wander through the various gardens at their own pace or as a group. Enjoy a guided tour and delight all your senses, with splashing fountains, perfumed plants, colourful shrubs and plants for all the seasons, reflect on sculptures, enjoy the delightful sounds of wildlife and much more. For more information on Delta Sensory Gardens, please click here.
Duckett’s Grove, the 18th, 19th and early 20th century home of the Duckett family, was formerly at the centre of a 12,000 acre (4,856 hectares) estate that has dominated the Carlow landscape for over 300 years. Even in ruin, the surviving towers and turrets of Duckett’s Grove form a romantic profile making it one of the most photogenic historic buildings in the country.
The Tea Rooms at Duckett’s Grove are now open every Friday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Serving homemade scones, cakes, tasty treats, gourmet coffee, tea and hot chocolate, homemade soup, quiche and open sandwiches. Quality and value guaranteed.Groups welcome anytime by appointment. T: Madeline Forrest 085-1136075. Please click here for more information.