FAQ

HOW DO I VISIT MOUNT CONGREVE GARDENS & CAN I BUY TICKETS WHEN I ARRIVE?

To avoid disappointment, we recommend that tickets for Mount Congreve Gardens be booked online in advance of your visit. This includes general garden visit tickets and event tickets. These can be purchased here or from the ticket desk in the Stables Café. A discount applies to online General Admission tickets.


DO MEMBERS NEED TO PRE-BOOK?

If you are a member, you do not need to book in advance. You do however need to present your card upon arrival. You may be asked to show proof of identity.


WHAT ARE YOUR OPENING HOURS?

Please view most up-to-date information here.


CAN I BRING MY PET?

We are all big animal lovers at Mount Congreve and dog owners will love our new Wetlands Walk located at the entrance to Mount Congreve but unfortunately due to the biodiversity of the estate, the only pets allowed into the gardens are registered guide dogs.


ARE THE PATHS WHEELCHAIR AND BUGGY FRIENDLY?

The main pathway through the gardens is wheelchair and buggy friendly, it is however on an incline with loose stone surfaces in many places.


DO YOU HAVE A CAFÉ?

Yes, the Stables Café offer a wide selection of seasonal salads, soups, warming dishes, tasty desserts and pastries.


CAN WE BRING A PICNIC?

We do not permit foods that have not been purchased on-site to be consumed within the grounds. The Stables Café offers a wide selection of light bites and snacks to suit all tastes and dietary requirements.


DO YOU SELL PLANTS?

Yes, we sell a variety of beautiful potted plants. We also sell an in-season variety of fruits and vegetables from our gardens. We do not sell cut flowers.


CAN I ACCESS THE GREENWAY FROM YOUR GARDENS OR VICE VERSA?

Yes, please view our most up-to-date opening hours here.


ARE YOUR TOILET FACILITIES OPEN?

Yes, they are, we also have a wheelchair-accessible toilet.


DO YOU HAVE BABY-CHANGING FACILITIES?

Yes, these are located in the Stables Café.


WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Mount Congreve Gardens are located 10 minutes from Waterford City on the Old Kilmeaden Road. Our Eircode is X91 PX05.


CAN I USE MY OPW HERITAGE PASS TO VISIT MOUNT CONGREVE GARDENS?

Upon the death of Mr. Congreve, the house and gardens were bequeathed to the state and are held in Trust. Mount Congreve Gardens is not an OPW site and we do not accept OPW Heritage Cards.


I HAVE AN EXISTING ANNUAL PASS FROM 2021- CAN I STILL USE IT?

We will honour all valid 2021 Annual and Loyalty passes until 31.12.2022.


HOW DO I BOOK A GROUP?

Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more. All group visits or tours must be pre-booked through our office. Please email admin@mountcongreve.com


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