Visit the Gardens


The Gardens were mainly laid out in the 1680's by the Esmondes. They feature impressive formal plantings and layouts including the Italian style 'Parterre' or formal gardens, as well the French lime Avenue (planted in 1680) The world famous yew walk is a significant feature which is thought to date to over 500 years old and should not be missed.


Later plantings resulted in Huntington gaining a number of Champion trees including more than ten National Champions.

The gardens also feature early water features such as stew ponds and an ornamental lake as well as plenty to see in the greenhouse and lots of unusual and exotic plants and shrubs.


New Projects:

We have undertaken a lot of new projects in the last three years including:

  • Restoration of the Greenhouse

  • Restoration of stew ponds and lake

  • Planting of over 10,000 snowdrops

  • Woodland managment to maximise bluebells

  • Establishing a new rose garden


Top Tip- we are only 8 minutes drive from the world renowned Altamont Gardens, and 5 minutes from the fantastic Newtownbarry Gardens in Bunclody so why not plan a triple trip and make a day of it!


The gardens are open daily May - September 10.00 to 5.00 pm

We are sorry but NO DOGS are allowed on the grounds.


NO PICNIC'S on the grounds.

Tickets cost €6 per adult and €2.50 per child (this includes entry to the adventure playground)

Huntington Castle - Clonegal - County Carlow - Ireland     Tel: +353 539377160    Email: