Guided walking tour of Powerscourt Gardens with Sara Waldburg

Guided walking tour of Powerscourt Gardens with Sara Waldburg

With thanks to Kerry Gordon for this review!

“As a long time visitor to Powerscourt Gardens it was interesting to take a guided tour with Sara Waldburg, an expert on all things houses, castles and gardens in Ireland!


A charming host she met our amiable and chatty group with a surprise up her sleeve that – Alex Slazenger, one of the younger generation of the Slazenger family that owns Powerscourt Estate  – was to join us.  Alex turned out to be great fun and one of the gardening team so his insight, especially about the herbaceous border, was very interesting.


As you can see from my photo blog we wound our way around the Estate looking at the breathtaking array of statues, gates and fountains carefully picked by the Wingfield Family.











The Powerscourt blog is full of wonderful historical information and you can read the fascinating story of how this wondrous garden is now here for us to enjoy.



Information on the statues can be found here:

Read more about the Gates of Powerscourt:

Read about the Italian Gardens, the Terraces and Triton Lake:

Read more about the Pet Cemetery:

Read about Powerscourt House:

Until next time!

Kerry Gordon

About Sara Waldburg: Sara is the Manager of Houses, Castles and Gardens of Ireland is a County Wicklow resident and a good friend of Powerscourt.

About Kerry Gordon: Kerry lives by the sea in Co. Wicklow with her daughter Molly and Greyhound Lola. She is a long term blogger for Powerscourt Estate and Gardens and enjoys nothing more than visiting Powerscourt Waterfall and then going to the Gardens followed by a tasty scone and pot of tea.

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Powerscourt Estate

*COVID Update – April 2021* 

Further to the government announcements, the Powerscourt Estate team is pleased to inform you  that from Monday 12th April we will be able to welcome visitors from the rest of County Wicklow, and those living within 20km of Powerscourt Estate.

In line with the latest Government guidelines, we can welcome back visitors and annual members to enjoy the Gardens, Waterfall and Riverwalk (members only). The Garden Pavilion is also open for essential retail. The Golf Club will reopen to members from the 26th April.

During April the Gardens are open from 9.30 to 17.30 and the Waterfall from 10.30 to 17.30, with last admission 30 minutes before close.

The Avoca Food Hall is open 7 days a week (9.30 am – 5.30 pm). Avoca Outdoor Hatch is open for takeaway coffee, toasted sandwiches & treats 7 days a week (10.00 am – 4.00 pm). Avoca Pizza Van in the Courtyard is open Fridays, Saturday & Sundays from 12 noon – 3.30 pm.

The following facilities will remain closed for the duration of the latest restrictions.

Avoca Café Restaurant
Avoca Retail (Visit for details)
The Design Loft
Neptune by Global Village
Powerscourt Hotel
Powerscourt Distillery
Cool Planet Experience

To keep you and our staff safe we continue to facilitate social distancing, hand sanitizing and other safety measures.

Further updates will follow in the coming weeks as guidelines are adjusted.

Best wishes, ⁠⁠

Powerscourt Management⁠