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National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh

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Absolutely love this place it’s an incredibly peaceful place ,well kept , so pretty especially the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Lisa O
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Hill bike ride from Rathdrum

The lady at the tourist information (which was open today) said that the L1152 road to the gardens... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Nelson, United Kingdom
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All reviews full bloom coffee shop free entry trees and plants different seasons old house picnic area free tour quiche ruined house nice cafe expensive cafe sunny day guided walk lovely place to visit wonderful plants dogs allowed
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love this place it’s an incredibly peaceful place ,well kept , so pretty especially the rhondendroms!!!!!!

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The lady at the tourist information (which was open today) said that the L1152 road to the gardens would be hill and she was right. However it was worth the effort. Well worth a visit to the gardens and the cafe.

1  Thank IanBarnett
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this afternoon - 14th August 2018 - primarily to see the Victorian borders that we had read about in the weekend Irish Times. Whilst we were not disappointed with the planting in the borders, they were not as good as those to be...More

4  Thank Dougsuz
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The Botanic Gardens at Kilmacurragh are a real revelation & a lovely place to spend a few very pleasant hours. There are several walks to take, woodland areas, great floral displays & the surrounding countryside in Co Wicklow is magnificent. There's also a very nice...More

1  Thank C_and_H_11
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Finally got around to visiting Kilmacurragh and now that I have I will definitely be back to see it in different seasons. We got there in time for the free tour (tours in Summer daily at 12.00 and 15.00) which was very informative. Saw trees...More

1  Thank PatNor
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We were there today, with our 2 and 3 year old. We had a lovely breakfast in the cafe. The staff there are excellent,so friendly and great with kids. The food was delicious and really good value. The gardens are beautiful. The kids loved the...More

1  Thank NECurtis1
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I was aware of this place but had never visited until now. I have always enjoyed trips to the gardens in Glasnevin over the seasons. Now I will try to visit this wonderful garden often also. We enjoyed a tour led by one of the...More

1  Thank Patck810
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Fantastic place for walk and learn about botanic gardens. Free walking tour through garden - i've been there a few times, it has always been enjoyable and interesting. Any season of the year comes with its own highlights.

1  Thank Kerstin K
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We went here as a group for a picnic and a walk. The picnic area was very nice, there are a few picnic benches but you need to be quick to get them. The gardens were beautiful for a walk around and we got some...More

1  Thank stephen b
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a lovely garden that is very walkable for all age groups. I've been here a number of times with friends and family and always enjoy walking around it to look at the huge variety of trees and plants. It specialises mainly in trees...More

1  Thank Jenny W
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8 August 2018|
Response from PatNor | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. But there were lots of people on field with kids so it didn't like like there would be a problem with a picnic
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Response from HDarvitt | Reviewed this property |
We got married here on the 5th of May 2005, I think the Rhododendrons were at their best at this time that year. We regularly go back as we are from Wicklow, but always feel that the flowers have peaked towards the start of... More