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Home to one of the largest private collections of plants in the world

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Home to one of the largest collections of plants in the world

Mount Congreve House and Gardens situated in Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford, in Ireland’s Ancient East is home to one of “The Great Gardens of the World”. Mount Congreve House, home to six generations of Congreves, was built in 1760 by the celebrated local architect John Roberts.

The Gardens

A treasure trove of discoveries

Events at Mount Congreve

What’s on


Thursday Tours
BOOK NOW Mar 7 2024 to Oct 31 2024
Upcoming Event

Thursday Tours

Every Thursday, between March - October, you can join us for a scheduled guided tour of the gardens everyday at 2:00pm (weather permitting). Meet at Mount Congreve House before entering the gardens, through the house, as the Congreve Family once did.

BOOK NOW Mar 7 2024 to Oct 31 2024

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea & Jazz
BOOK NOW Mar 10 2024 to Mar 10 2024
Upcoming Event

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea & Jazz

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea – where history, tradition and elegance come together in a spectacular way.

BOOK NOW Mar 10 2024 to Mar 10 2024

Easter Trail 2024
BOOK NOW Mar 29 2024 to Apr 1 2024
Upcoming Event

Easter Trail 2024

Enjoy an Easter Trail in the beautiful grounds of Mount Congreve Gardens with your family.

BOOK NOW Mar 29 2024 to Apr 1 2024

Restival 2024
BOOK NOW Aug 10 2024 to Aug 11 2024
Upcoming Event

Restival 2024

Recharge at Restival 2024 - Mount Congreve’s annual weekend wellness event. Enjoy hourly Yoga, Pilates & Qi Gong classes, Forest Bathing Experiences, wellness talks and more.

BOOK NOW Aug 10 2024 to Aug 11 2024

Halloween 2024 Trail & Pumpkin Picking!
BOOK NOW Oct 26 2024 to Oct 31 2024
Upcoming Event

Halloween 2024 Trail & Pumpkin Picking!

Join our ghoulish garden family-friendly trail this Halloween.

BOOK NOW Oct 26 2024 to Oct 31 2024
Thursday Tours
BOOK NOW Mar 7 2024 to Oct 31 2024
Current events

Thursday Tours

Every Thursday, between March - October, you can join us for a scheduled guided tour of the gardens everyday at 2:00pm (weather permitting). Meet at Mount Congreve House before entering the gardens, through the house, as the Congreve Family once did.

BOOK NOW Mar 7 2024 to Oct 31 2024
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea & Jazz
BOOK NOW Mar 10 2024 to Mar 10 2024
Current events

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea & Jazz

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea – where history, tradition and elegance come together in a spectacular way.

BOOK NOW Mar 10 2024 to Mar 10 2024
Easter Trail 2024
BOOK NOW Mar 29 2024 to Apr 1 2024
Current events

Easter Trail 2024

Enjoy an Easter Trail in the beautiful grounds of Mount Congreve Gardens with your family.

BOOK NOW Mar 29 2024 to Apr 1 2024
Restival 2024
BOOK NOW Aug 10 2024 to Aug 11 2024
Current events

Restival 2024

Recharge at Restival 2024 - Mount Congreve’s annual weekend wellness event. Enjoy hourly Yoga, Pilates & Qi Gong classes, Forest Bathing Experiences, wellness talks and more.

BOOK NOW Aug 10 2024 to Aug 11 2024
Halloween 2024 Trail & Pumpkin Picking!
BOOK NOW Oct 26 2024 to Oct 31 2024
Current events

Halloween 2024 Trail & Pumpkin Picking!

Join our ghoulish garden family-friendly trail this Halloween.

BOOK NOW Oct 26 2024 to Oct 31 2024
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Explore the area

The Gardens Map

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Garden Trails


Woodland Garden Walk - 55 mins

Stretch your legs, fill your lungs with fresh air and let the kids run free as you meander through woodland paths lined with spectacular collections of camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons.

Duration: 55 min

♿ Fragrant Walk - 20 mins

Accessible to all our visitors, enjoy year-round, ever-changing fragrances as you journey through varied plant collections and glimpse the woodland garden to the west and the walled garden to the east.

Duration: 20 min

Walled Garden Walk - 30 mins

Discover how herbs, vegetables and fruit trees are grown on an easy stroll through the kitchen garden; enjoy expanses of soothing green lawn and flowering trees around the pleasure garden.

Duration: 30 MIN

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The Stables Café
Enjoy a taste of the countryside

The Stables Café

A light-filled welcoming space to enjoy garden treats and rustic country classics brought to you by The Pantry at CLIFF.
Discover the café
The Secret Garden shop

Bring plants & gifts home

Explore the shop
At a glance

Visitor information

Plan your visit

Location

Mount Congreve, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford, X91 PX05, Ireland

Opening hours

March

Monday - Sunday

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

4th March - 31st March 2024 | Last Garden entry 4:00pm

Admission

Ticket type Book online General admission
Adult €10.00 €11.00
Child (U4's go free) €6.50 €7.00
Family (2ad + 2ch) €28.50 €32.00
Family (2ad + 3-5ch) €32.00 €34.50
Senior €9.00 €10.00
Student (a valid form of student ID is required) €9.00 €10.00
For Group Bookings (10 or more) email [email protected]

Facilities

  • Stables Café
  • Secret Garden shop
  • Baby changing area
  • Car park
  • Failte Ireland Information Point
  • Electric points (coming 2024)
A two hundred years legacy
the founder & the estate

A two hundred years legacy

Ambrose Congreve was born on April 4 1907, the son of Major John Congreve and his wife Lady Helena, a daughter of the 8th Earl of Bessborough.
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Visit Mount Congreve

Wander one of the most beautiful places in Ireland

Located in the heart of County Waterford & open year-round, the world-renowned Mount Congreve Gardens are a haven for plant & history lovers alike as well as for those simply looking to relax in nature.

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OPEN TODAY 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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