Altamont Garden Homesite

Welcome to Altamont

 

KNOWN as the most romantic garden in Ireland, Altamont is an enchanting blend of formal and informal gardens located on a 100 acre estate. Whilst still little known, it ranks in the top ten of Irish gardens and is often referred to as 'the jewel in Ireland's gardening crown'

LAWNS are bisected by sculpted yews sloping down to a romantic lake surrounded by rare trees, rhododendrons and shrubs. A profusion of roses, old fashioned and modern, and herbaceous plants scent the air. A fascinating walk through the Arboretum, Bog Garden and Ice Age Glen with its canopy of ancient oaks leads to the majestic River Slaney. Along the River Walk, you may see salmon and trout rising, perhaps even an otter, and throughout the garden, an abundance of birds and butterflies. On your return via the Hill Walk, there are wonderful views of the Blackstairs and Wicklow Mountains and Mount Leinster.

SO WHY not take a journey back in time in this tranquil old world setting and experience one of the most unique and magical gardens in the British Isles.

 

Map - How to find us

Location
Signposted on N80 and N81;
9 km. from Tullow, 22 km. from Carlow town
on the Bunclody road

Open
Daily: 9am. to 7.30pm.
Telephone (059) 9159444 to check

Admission
Currently Free

Facilities
Plant Sales Area, Toilets, Coach Parking

 


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