Enjoy a wonderful new short film and audio guides about Powerscourt Gardens, narrated personally by its 2 families and owners over the past 400 years. The film is visible in Powerscourt House and the audio guides may be collected by visitors to the gardens at the reception area in Powerscourt House.
The audioguides are currently being offered free of charge to visitors to Powerscourt Gardens. There are a limited number of audio guides available so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Audio guides cannot be booked in advance and are available on a first come, first serve basis.
We have 2 audio guides on offer; ‘Garden of the Gods’ for adult visitors to the gardens and ‘Family Action Quests’ for children and their families to enjoy.
There are 22 stops on the adult tour and 8 stops on the family tour throughout the gardens. They can be visited in any order but we recommend listening to the first two stops because they provide an essential introduction to the tour.
The two kilometer circuit takes 1 – 1.5 hours to complete.
Visitors simply point their audio guide or ‘Podcatcher’ device at each stop to listen to the information. The audio will automatically start playing. Each stop is triggered by GPS as you walk around the gardens. You can then press forward to hear and see more about the stories and features of Powerscourt Estate. If you want to look ahead or listen again to other Tour Points you can either select them from the ‘Map’ or ‘List’ options.
The guides are narrated by Anthony Wingfield, Lord Powerscourt and Alex Slazenger, the Head Gardener. Their cousin Sarah Slazenger, Managing Director, also narrates making this a first-hand, warm experience of what Powerscourt means to them. From fascinating family characters through to everyday tasks in the gardens, the audio guides provide a wonderful ‘behind the scenes glimpse’ of life at Powerscourt Gardens.
Start your Powerscourt journey today by watching the short video below and enjoy the audio guides when you next visit Powerscourt Gardens.
Audio guides may be collected by visitors to the gardens at the reception area in Powerscourt House. The audio guides can also be downloaded free of charge onto your smartphone in advance. After downloading the app, simply scroll to ‘Powerscourt Gardens’ on the list of attractions and select your language. Free WIFI is also available in Powerscourt House.
As travel restrictions are being lifted from next Monday (29th June), we look forward to welcoming visitors from across the country back to Powerscourt Estate. The Gardens are now beautifully in bloom and are a perfect place to visit to unwind and experience nature in all its summer glory.
We advise visitors to the Gardens to pre-book in advance online to guarantee entrance. Book on www.powerscourt.com/tickets.
From the 29th of June, the areas and facilities open on the Estate include –
-The Gardens (9.30 am-5.30 pm, 7 days a week, last entry 5 pm)
-The Waterfall (9.30 am- 7 pm, 7 days a week, last entry 6 pm)
-The Garden Pavilion (9.30 am-5.30 pm, 7 days a week, Sunday 10 am – 5.30 pm)
-Avoca Food Hall (9.30 am-5.30 pm, 7 days a week)
-Avoca Cafe Restaurant (9.30 am- 4 pm, 7 days a week)
-The Design Loft (10 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week)
-Neptune by Global Village open from the 3rd of July
-Avoca outdoor takeaway coffee & treats
-The Riverwalk (for Annual members)
-The Golf courses (Open to all golfers to book tee times from the 29th of June)
-Powerscourt Hotel open for bookings from the 2nd of July
-Powerscourt Distillery open from Friday 3rd July (Friday & Saturday from 11.30am- 5pm & Sunday 12pm-5.30pm).
To keep our staff, members, and visitors safe we will be facilitating social distancing, hand sanitising, and other safety measures. Please read the list of safety measures here.
To keep informed please visit the News Section of our website and keep an eye on social media for updates.