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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
Current 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

The Gallery
BOOK NOW May 2 2024 to Dec 24 2024
Current Event

The Gallery

'The Gallery' has opened at Mount Congreve Gardens with the unveiling of its inaugural exhibition ‘Bucolica’.

BOOK NOW May 2 2024 to Dec 24 2024

Sign up to Events
BOOK NOW May 5 2024 to May 31 2025
Current Event

Sign up to Events

Subscribe to our newsletter and you'll be the first to know about all our upcoming events.

BOOK NOW May 5 2024 to May 31 2025

Herman Dool Guided Garden Tour
BOOK NOW Jun 19 2024 to Dec 12 2024
Current Event

Herman Dool Guided Garden Tour

Elmer Dool, a respected horticulturist, leads the 'Herman Dool Guided Tour' at Mount Congreve Gardens in honour of his father, Herman Dool.

BOOK NOW Jun 19 2024 to Dec 12 2024

Garden Buggy Loop
BOOK NOW Jul 1 2024 to Dec 12 2024
Current Event

Garden Buggy Loop

Discover the beauty of Mount Congreve Gardens in our 8-seater golf buggy.

BOOK NOW Jul 1 2024 to Dec 12 2024

Waterford Chamber Music Festival
BOOK NOW Jul 26 2024 to Jul 28 2024
Upcoming Event

Waterford Chamber Music Festival

Waterford Chamber Music Festival invites you to an exciting weekend of music here at the world renowned Mount Congreve House and Gardens.

BOOK NOW Jul 26 2024 to Jul 28 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
The Gallery
BOOK NOW May 2 2024 to Dec 24 2024
Current events

The Gallery

'The Gallery' has opened at Mount Congreve Gardens with the unveiling of its inaugural exhibition ‘Bucolica’.

BOOK NOW May 2 2024 to Dec 24 2024
Sign up to Events
BOOK NOW May 5 2024 to May 31 2025
Current events

Sign up to Events

Subscribe to our newsletter and you'll be the first to know about all our upcoming events.

BOOK NOW May 5 2024 to May 31 2025
Herman Dool Guided Garden Tour
BOOK NOW Jun 19 2024 to Dec 12 2024
Current events

Herman Dool Guided Garden Tour

Elmer Dool, a respected horticulturist, leads the 'Herman Dool Guided Tour' at Mount Congreve Gardens in honour of his father, Herman Dool.

BOOK NOW Jun 19 2024 to Dec 12 2024
Garden Buggy Loop
BOOK NOW Jul 1 2024 to Dec 12 2024
Current events

Garden Buggy Loop

Discover the beauty of Mount Congreve Gardens in our 8-seater golf buggy.

BOOK NOW Jul 1 2024 to Dec 12 2024
Waterford Chamber Music Festival
BOOK NOW Jul 26 2024 to Jul 28 2024
Current events

Waterford Chamber Music Festival

Waterford Chamber Music Festival invites you to an exciting weekend of music here at the world renowned Mount Congreve House and Gardens.

BOOK NOW Jul 26 2024 to Jul 28 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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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.
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FOXFORD

A unique range of gift ideas

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At a glance

Visitor information

Plan your visit

Location

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

Opening hours

July

Monday - Sunday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

1st - 31st July 2024 Stables Café open from 9am | Last Garden entry 5:00pm

Admission

Ticket type Book online General admission
Adult €11.50 €12.50
Child (U4's go free) €7.00 €7.50
Family (2ad + 2ch) €30.00 €33.50
Family (2ad + 3-5ch) €33.50 €36.00
Senior €10.00 €11.00
Student (a valid form of student ID is required) €10.00 €11.00
Tickets for the Garden Loop on the golf buggy can be booked online, or at the house reception. + €2 on above prices + €2 on above prices
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 charging point
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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