When you stroll beyond the Japanese Gardens, you will come upon Tower Valley surrounded by stunning variety of trees. Here you will find the Pepperpot Tower which was modelled on a pepperpot from Lord Powerscourt’s dining table! It is from this that Tower Valley received its distinctive name. Climb the tower’s winding steps and enjoy the views of Powerscourt House and Gardens. Why not stop for a photo beside the many cannons surrounding the tower! Children will love exploring the Tower and playing princesses or soldiers!
Lord Powerscourt was an avid fan of the scouting movement and encouraged troops to camp on the grounds at Powerscourt. When you reach the top of the tower, you are standing where Lord Powerscourt 8th Viscount once stood and surveyed the scout camps long ago, although now the trees have grown too high to do so! Scout troops still occasionally camp on these grounds today.
Enjoy the wide variety of trees at Tower Valley including the Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar, European Silver Fir, Dawn Redwood, Torrey Pine and the Giant Sequoia
Did you know that scenes from the award winning TV Series, The Tudors was filmed at the Pepperpot Tower?
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.