“As a child growing up at Powerscourt, I had a wonderful time exploring one of the most magical and exciting gardens in the world! From the breath-taking vistas of the Sugar Loaf, the Pepper Pot Tower and its cannons, to rolling down the terraces of the formal gardens, I had an idyllic childhood immersed in the natural world.
Soon my playground became my passion and life’s purpose and I have devoted the past ten years to arming myself with the necessary academic qualifications and specialist experience required to become Head Gardener at Powerscourt.
When Powerscourt was awarded third best garden in the world by the prestigious National Geographic Magazine it was wonderful to see the efforts of several Viscounts and their dedicated staff appreciated and recognised. I and the other gardeners, Dermot, Derek, Ken, Shane and Fergus, feel very privileged to manage and further develop these world class gardens for future generations of visitors to enjoy.”
Alex Slazenger, Head Gardener
Further to the government COVID-19 Level 5 restrictions announcement, the Gardens, Waterfall and Riverwalk will remain open to visitors and annual members who live within 5 km of the Estate.
The Gardens close at 16.30 in January & at 17.00 in February, last admission is 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 – 3.30pm.
The following facilities will remain closed for the duration of the latest restrictions.
Please keep up to date on any changes through the news section of our website and social media channels.
We look forward to welcoming you all back to the Estate once the level 5 restrictions are lifted.