Carlow Garden Festival
Friday 30th July, 3.30pm
Seamus O'Brien explores the evolution of the gardens at Huntington castle focusing on both historic and new planting of acid-loving rhododendrons under his advice in recent times. These gardens were mainly laid out in the 17th century by the Esmonde's. They include the French limes in the Avenue, the 'parterre' or the lawns to the side of the house, the fish ponds on either side of the centre walk through the wilderness and the majority of the Yew Walk. Larger plantings have resulted in Huntington possessing a number of great Irish trees.
Tearooms and gift shop will be open all day serving teas, coffees and cakes.
Tours of the castle 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm
€12 per person - tickets are available from the tearooms