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Chinese Pagoda

The garden has many surprises throughout which include a Chinese Pagoda in the centre of an old quarry that is spectacular when viewed from above. The stone from the quarry has been used throughout the garden to build walls and steps.

Mount Congreve Gardens pagoda
Mount Congreve Gardens pagoda

Chinese Pagoda

The garden has many surprises throughout which include a Chinese Pagoda in the centre of an old quarry that is spectacular when viewed from above. The stone from the quarry has been used throughout the garden to build walls and steps.

Mount Congreve Gardens temple

classical temple

A classical temple surrounded by Rhododendron yunnanense and Rhododendron ‘Hino-crimson’ (EA) is located above a beautiful view of the River Suir and the neighbouring countryside. The site of the Woodstown Viking Settlement can be seen from here.

Mount Congreve Gardens temple

classical temple

A classical temple surrounded by Rhododendron yunnanense and Rhododendron ‘Hino-crimson’ (EA) is located above a beautiful view of the River Suir and the neighbouring countryside. The site of the Woodstown Viking Settlement can be seen from here.

the rock waterfall

The rock waterfall cascades over a natural rock formation into three small pools is edged with water margin plants such as Lysichiton americanus, Calta palustris and Primula pulverulenta. From here you are almost level with the Waterford Greenway and the Suir Valley Railway tracks.

Opposite the waterfall stands the Ice House used as a cold food store in times past.

the rock waterfall

The rock waterfall cascades over a natural rock formation into three small pools is edged with water margin plants such as Lysichiton americanus, Calta palustris and Primula pulverulenta. From here you are almost level with the Waterford Greenway and the Suir Valley Railway tracks.

Opposite the waterfall stands the Ice House used as a cold food store in times past.

Georgian Glasshouse

Herbaceous plants such as Lobelia tupa, Eucomis bicolor, Coreopsis verticillata border the Georgian glasshouse built in 1840, which is currently under renovation. As do Romneya coulteri var. trichocalyx, Sedum spectabile, dahlia cultivars and many more. A manicured lawn is the central feature of this garden, planted with one Aesculus parviflora. A sloping box hedge that leads to the Bell Gate has Tropaeolum speciosum growing through it and is very effective in flower.

Georgian Glasshouse

Herbaceous plants such as Lobelia tupa, Eucomis bicolor, Coreopsis verticillata border the Georgian glasshouse built in 1840, which is currently under renovation. As do Romneya coulteri var. trichocalyx, Sedum spectabile, dahlia cultivars and many more. A manicured lawn is the central feature of this garden, planted with one Aesculus parviflora. A sloping box hedge that leads to the Bell Gate has Tropaeolum speciosum growing through it and is very effective in flower.

The Main House

The main house was built in the 1750’s and designed by famous Waterford architect John Roberts and was continually lived in for 6 generations of Congreves. Currently, the main house is not open to public viewing.

The Main House

The main house was built in the 1750’s and designed by famous Waterford architect John Roberts and was continually lived in for 6 generations of Congreves. Currently, the main house is not open to public viewing.

“It would be hard to exaggerate the value to Waterford Tourism of the hugely extensive and varied Congreve gardens.”

~ Irish Arts Review

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