“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 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
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.