The Jungle Book at Powerscourt with Chapterhouse Theatre Company

The Jungle Book at Powerscourt with Chapterhouse Theatre Company

What a beautiful day in the gardens and what an amazing production of Jungle Book – I cannot recommend it enough! Take a look at the pictures and you will see the amazing costumes that words cannot do justice; as they say a picture speaks a thousand words! This theatre group are full of boundless energy and talent and bought the classic Jungle Book story so vividly to life.

Children, parents, friends and grandparents filled the lawn and they were not disappointed. Under a pure blue sky the show kept everyone fascinated with drama, humour and thrills. With a small interval which was perfect for the younger audience members and the cast more than happy to pose for photos at the end, it truly is a show for all the family. It was quite possibly my idea of a perfect afternoon!

It’s the Jungle Book!!!


Picnics, picnics everywhere


Here’s Baloo!


 I’m not a man cub my name is Mowgli


The sly Shere Khan is on the prowl


A family getting into the Jungle Book spirit
Molly relaxing and watching

Bagheera and Mowgli on their way to the monkey’s territory


Mischievous monkey
Go away Shere Khan – we are not afraid of you!
Tall and proud
Picnicing in front of one of Ireland’s most beautiful houses


Kerry Gordon, images copyright Kerry Gordon

About Kerry Gordon:

Kerry is Director of Development with the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland. The RHSI was founded almost two hundred years ago in 1816 to promote the knowledge and practice of horticulture in the island of Ireland. Today, with our charitable status, we achieve our objectives through seminars, lectures, tours and, since 2011, through our RHSI garden at the historic demesne of Russborough House in County Wicklow. RHSI Garden Russborough has been taken on under a license from the Alfred Beit Foundation and is in the process of being restored as a working fruit and vegetable garden.

RHSI’s reputation and commitment to excellence has resulted in partnerships with flagship gardens around Ireland, such as Powerscourt Gardens, where our membership is entitled to free or discounted entry. For further information on the RHSI or to become a member please check or to contact me on any blog related matters

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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