Guided Walking Tour of the Garden and Landscape Design History of Powerscourt Gardens

Be transported back in time by Sara Waldburg, Manager of Houses, Castles and Gardens of Ireland, for a historical walking tour of Powerscourt Gardens and the wider landscape beyond in County Wicklow on 7th of May at 11am. Sara is a County Wicklow resident and a long-time friend of Powerscourt. She will show you the hidden gems of the gardens and provide plenty of interesting anecdotes along the way!


Discover Lord Powerscourt’s vast collection of gates, statues and fountains throughout the gardens. Learn about garden designer Daniel Robertson who is said to have suffered from gout and directed work in the gardens from a wheelbarrow, fortified by a bottle of sherry! Uncover how Powerscourt is managed today and get a behind the scenes insight into how the team of just 6 gardeners maintain such a complex and labour intensive wonder!


Hear about the tasks the team perform every day from cleaning rare statues, to repairing three hundred year old gates and the secret to mowing the remarkable lawn terraces in the gardens. Enjoy this historical walking tour of Powerscourt Gardens and experience three hundred years of garden design and development in the breath-taking mountain setting of rugged County Wicklow.

The cost of the event is included in the entry price to Powerscourt Gardens and is free for Powerscourt members. To buy tickets and for further information visit www.powerscourt.com/events.

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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 avoca.com 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