Plan your visit

Opening hours

February

Thursday - Sunday

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Mar - Apr

Monday - Sunday

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


May - Jun

Monday - Sunday

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Jul - Aug

Monday - Sunday

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Sept - Oct

Monday - Sunday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


October

Selected dates

to


Nov Midterm

Monday - Sunday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


November

Thursday - Sunday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

10th - 13th Nov


November

Thursday - Sunday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

17th - 20th Nov


November

Thursday - Sunday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

24th - 27th Nov


December

Thursday - Sunday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

1st -4th Dec


December

Thursday - Sunday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

8th -11th Dec


December

Thursday - Friday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

15th -23rd Dec


December

Thursday - Saturday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

27th -31st Dec


January 2023

Thursday - Sunday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

6th -8th Jan


February

Thursday - Sunday

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

2nd -26th Feb


Mount Congreve Gardens is open all bank holidays with the exception of Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day, and New Year’s Day. There will be an annual three-week closure in January. Opening hours are subject to change.

Plan your visit

MOUNT CONGREVE HOUSE OPENS FEBRUARY 2023

Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Upon arrival at Mount Congreve, please follow the signs to the carpark.

Do not leave any valuables in your car.

Blue badge parking is available at Mount Congreve House.

For those with mobility issues, a drop-off facility is available at Mount Congreve House.

The Stables Café & Shop are accessible without the purchase of a garden ticket.

Pets are welcome in the Wetlands only.

Registered Guide Dogs are permitted in the gardens.

Picnics are not permitted on the grounds.

Greenway visitors must disembark their bikes & store them in the bike depot before entry to the gardens.

Mount Congreve Gardens are not liable for loss or damage to property.

Price & offers

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

Membership

  • €70 for 1 Adult Loyalty Pass
  • €100 for a Family Loyalty Pass (2 adults & 2 children age 4 to 15)
  • Under 4: Free

Families and Individuals can purchase their 2023 Membership now. Members can enjoy visiting the Gardens as many times per year as is desired during normal opening hours. Meander through 70 acres of stunning woodland gardens along 16km of winding pathways, explore the 4 acre walled garden, discover hidden follies and have fun in the children’s play areas.


Getting here

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


Accessibility

We hope that everyone who visits Mount Congreve Gardens enjoys their visit. Guests who require additional assistance can either speak to a member of staff upon arrival or if you have specific requirements, please contact us in advance by email: admin@mountcongreve.com or by phone +353 (0) 51 384 115 and we will do our utmost to help.


Fragrant Walk - Accessible Route (20 minutes)

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.


Staff support

There are always staff working in the visitor attraction areas; we are easy to spot, and we are all happy to offer you assistance.


Wheelchairs

We welcome all types of wheelchairs and mobility vehicles excluding electric scooters/bicycles. Please note that path materials may have some irregular surfaces.


Car Parking

There is a blue badge car parking area at the Main House (go past the sign for the main car park and continue up the avenue). This is signposted with a wheelchair icon. These spaces are allocated for visitors with mobility and access needs.


Drop-off points

There is no marked drop-off area but there is plenty of space in the parking area for drop off by taxi or car.


Interior Access

To access the café & shop for wheelchair users, please follow the delineated path. Note - The Main house opens 2023. The main entrance to the Visitor Centre is fully accessible.


Accessible Toilets

We have wheelchair-accessible toilets in the Visitor Centre only. These are clearly signposted.


Assistance Dogs

Some visitors may require the support of an assistance dog and we are happy to admit registered trained assistance dogs. Comfort/therapy dogs are not permitted.


The Gardens

The natural gradients across the site present some physical challenges with slopes.


Medical assistance

Should you require medical assistance, please alert a staff member and in an emergency call 112.


Sight

The gardens are enclosed by beautiful trees and woodlands and filled with the visual delights of our rare plant collections as well as unique follies. Don’t forget to look up!


Sound

Listen to the water fountains or sit and tune into the songs of the many native birds who are regular visitors to the gardens.


Scent

The scent throughout the Fragrant Walk fills the air almost all year but especially in winter and early spring. All year round the garden is full of plants and flowers with beautiful (and not so beautiful!) fragrances.


Taste

Enjoy the taste of fresh, local produce in the Stables Café or for a full sensory delight, book a private tour with our Garden Curator.


Facilities

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

Eat & Drink

Enjoy a taste of the countryside at the Stables Café. You may purchase food from the Stables Café to enjoy a picnic within the grounds but it is not permitted to consume food and beverage which has not been purchased on site.


Contact us

We welcome feedback on your experience so please let us know about your visit, what worked and what could work better. Email our Estate Team at admin@mountcongreve.com or telephone +353 (0)51 384 115


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