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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.

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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 where you can enjoy garden treats and rustic country classics.
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The Secret Garden shop

Bring plants & gifts home

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Visitor information

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

Opening hours




Ticket type Book online General admission
Adult €9.00 €10.00
Child (U4's go free) €5.50 €6.00
Family (2ad & 2ch) €20.00 €22.00
Family (2ad & 3-5ch) €23.50 €26.00
Senior €7.20 €8.00
Groups (10 or more) €7.60 €8.50


  • Stables Café
  • Secret Garden shop
  • Baby changing area
  • Car park
  • Failte Ireland Information Point
  • Electric points (coming 2023)
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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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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