Celebrate Christmas

Step back in time to enjoy a traditional Christmas at Mount Congreve Gardens

Steeped in History

Christmas Opening Hours

Thurs – Sun from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm,  1st Dec – 7th Jan

Step back in time and experience the Christmases of days past at Mount Congreve. Imagine an enchanting Christmas setting, filled with the scents of mulled wine and cookies, the sounds of festive carols, and the romance of an enchanted forest. This Christmas, at Mount Congreve we’re inviting you to enjoy our winter magic as nature takes centre stage. Enjoy festive afternoon teas, wreath-making workshops as well as our Christmas shopping nights in the Secret Garden shop.


Enjoy some old-world charm and visit Mount Congreve Gardens this Christmas for Festive afternoon tea in the beautifully restored Tack Room. Surrounded by gardens, trees, birds and wildlife, our afternoon tea is served on three-tier cake stands with crisp white linen, Irish silverware, and fine bone china. Sit back & relax while enjoying freshly prepared finger sandwiches, scones and decadent pastries in the warm country estate surroundings.

Our afternoon tea is an experience you won’t want to miss when visiting Mount Congreve Gardens this Christmas.
To avoid disappointment pre-booking is required with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice

We are now accepting Festive Afternoon Tea bookings for 24th November – 7th January – Thurs – Sun.
Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking

Duration: 1hr 45


At Mount Congreve Gardens, we invite you to step into a world of winter magic and experience the enchanting traditions of Christmases past. Our goal is to immerse you in a truly magical Christmas setting, where nature takes centre stage and the atmosphere is filled with joy and nostalgia.

As you stroll through our gardens, you’ll be captivated by the twinkling lights that adorn the trees and pathways. The air will be filled with the enticing scents of mulled wine and roasting chestnuts, evoking a sense of warmth and holiday cheer.

To add to the enchantment, you’ll be serenaded by the sounds of festive carols, creating a harmonious backdrop to your visit. The combination of beautiful surroundings, delightful aromas, and joyful melodies will transport you to a bygone era, where Christmas traditions were cherished and celebrated.

For corporate Christmas parties, we offer a venue with a difference. Surprise and delight your colleagues or clients by hosting your party in the enchanting surroundings of Mount Congreve Gardens. Whether you’re looking for a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, our team will work closely with you to create a memorable event that captures the spirit of the season.

If you’re feeling creative, we also offer wreath-making workshops where you can learn the art of crafting your own beautiful and unique Christmas wreaths. Guided by experts, you’ll use natural materials and foliage to create stunning centrepieces.

Step into a world of winter magic at Mount Congreve Gardens, where nature takes centre stage and the traditions of the past come to life. Contact us to discover how you can be part of our festive celebrations and create cherished memories with your loved ones this holiday season.

Christmas Wreath making
Blackbird Series

Christmas Wreath making

Craft, Creativity and Christmas in the Heart of Mount Congreve Gardens! Have you always wanted to create your own Christmas wreath? During this hands-on festive wreath-making workshop you will walk the gardens with one of the the garden team who will share top tips for picking yuletide foliage and natural materials. To personalise your wreath, you are invited to bring foliage from your own gardens - ivy, holly, all evergreens, open cones, bay leaf, dried flowers, hydrangea heads, seed heads, eucalyptus all work well... but we will also have everything you will need on-site and we will also supply lots of additional extras and all other materials are provided. Once made, you will bring home your wreath to display in pride of place in your home. Also included in the first of our Blackbird series of events is Festive Afternoon Tea. Date: TBC Morning session: Arrive from 9:30 am - Wreath making workshop begins: at 10:00 am sharp with Festive Afternoon Tea at 12:30 noon Afternoon session: Arrive from 12:15 pm - Festive Afternoon Tea at 12:30 noon Wreath making workshop begins: at 14:00 pm sharp Location: Please present to Mount Congreve House Duration of workshop: 2hr
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Christmas Shopping Nights
The Secret Garden Shop

Christmas Shopping Nights

A magical shopping experience located in the 18th-century grounds of Mount Congreve Estate. This year, we will feature a wide range of gifts, stocking fillers and gifts for under the tree that reflect the beauty of nature and the gardens. Discover a collection of luxury local artisan produce and unique gift ideas. Become a member to receive extra discounts.
Shop Christmas
OPEN TODAY 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM