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National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh

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Free attraction, ample parking and Prince Charles

Visited on the 19/5/19. Lovely. Café on site. Toilets. Picnic area. Make sure to go down every... read more

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Free attraction for all the family.

A little underwhelming for a NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN, but no complaints as it is a free attraction... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

Visited on the 19/5/19. Lovely. Café on site. Toilets. Picnic area. Make sure to go down every laneway. I spent an hour here. Not a gardening expert by any stretch of the imagination but would go back. It was good enough for Prince Charles's recent...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little underwhelming for a NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN, but no complaints as it is a free attraction, and guide was very helpful and informative.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank James69_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here over the Easter holidays. One of the gardens main attractions is its stunning collection of rhododendron trees many of which are in full bloom at present making for a spectacular display. Entry is free and twice a day there is a 50...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely outing to these beautiful gardens on sunny Easter Monday. The estate is very well kept and the rhododendrons were in bloom and looked amazing. There is a fabulous variety of unusual flora and fauna and we enjoyed the free guided tour...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank cjteevan
Reviewed March 28, 2019

This really is a hidden gem. Weekends it can get crowded, so head there early and you might catch the free Guided Tour (check out timetables). You can go here and walk the grounds and it's a different walk depending on the time of year...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christy_Luv2
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

This place is really gorgeous, free of charge and the cafe with chairs in the sun is fantastic - much better value than Avoca but just as good.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Curracloe
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Not the best time of year to visit (Jan) but still very beautiful and immaculately kept. Free entrance and free parking. Space both in the café and for parking seem limited so arrive early.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Owen C
Reviewed January 9, 2019

A hidden gem , worth a visit any time of the year , spring probably the best. One of the garden’s best photographic opportunities is the the rhododendrons were especially in April when the fallen blossoms of the rhododendrons transform the paths with fallen blossoms....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank R G
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

A Hidden gem of the day, almost missed it, so glad we didn’t! And the BIG TREE, wow! Something never before seen!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 144lynna
Reviewed October 23, 2018

I just love trees, and the glow of autumn they bring to the Countryside at this time of year. Ireland is known for it's forty shades of green! It's all here in Kilmacurragh! I felt so honoured to be allowed to walk through this beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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November 17, 2018|
Response from Curracloe |
Wicklow Town - exit 18 off the N11
August 7, 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
January 25, 2015|
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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