Family Day Out

Powerscourt Gardens is a favourite with adults and children alike.

Families will enjoy the sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes with secret hollows, rambling walks and over 200 variations of trees and shrubs.

Powerscourt Gardens can be described as a ‘Secret Garden’ for children as there are so many hidden treasures and areas of the gardens to explore.

Children will be awed by the unique Pets’ Cemetery where the much loved pets of the Wingfield and Slazenger families now rest. They will delight in the range of animals and there headstones tell a story about each such as ‘Eugenie’ the Jersey cow who had 17 calves and produced over 100,000 gallons of milk!

Explore the Japanese Garden and discover something truly special. Children can play among the secret grottos, and explore the many pathways and bridges that run through this beautiful garden. This  garden gives the visitor a sense of being somewhere tropical with its wonderful collection of Japanese plants and flowers and trees.

Tower Valley will be another area of the garden to capture a child’s imagination with fantastic woodland walks and Pepperpot Tower. They can explore the woodlands on their way to the Pepperpot Tower and re-enact fairytales and soldier stories when there. At its base, the Tower is decorated with canons some of which were used in historic events such as the Spanish Armada and the Battle of the Boyne.

Inside we have the Avoca Terrace Café where they can available some cookies and milk, ice-cream or a hot chocolate as a treat!

Children can also visit the audio visual exhibition in Powerscourt House to listen to tales of raging battles, the tragic fire which brought Powerscourt House to the ground and learn of the exciting work that brought Powerscourt back to life! Learn how the gardens were designed by the famous landscape architect Daniel Robertson.

Powerscourt Estate

COVID-19 Notification 4

Powerscourt Estate – Closure

(Effective 22.03.20)

In the interest of public safety and the absolute requirement for social distancing, we have decided to close the Estate, including the House, Gardens, River Walk and Waterfall, until further notice.

We have given the situation a great deal of thought and we understand that our visitors will be disappointed by this and we apologise for the inconvenience it may cause, particularly when being outside in nature is beneficial for mental and physical health.

At this time, we all have a social responsibility, including Powerscourt Estate, to minimise any harm to our friends, colleagues, and families.  We will be reviewing this situation on an ongoing basis.  Please keep an eye on the News Section of our website and social media for updates.

Thank you for your understanding and patience and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Estate before not too long.  We hope you and your families are keeping safe.

Best wishes,

Powerscourt Management

Please be informed with a great deal of thought and in the interest of public safety, we have decided to close the Estate, including the House, Gardens, River Walk and Waterfall, until further notice.