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 highlight which is thought to to be over 500 years old.

 

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

The gardens also home 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 so why not plan a day trip to take in both.

 

The Gardens are open daily May to September 10.00am to 5.00pm.

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

 

NO PICNICS on the grounds.

Tickets cost €6 per adult and €3 per child (this includes entry to the Playground).

Huntington Castle - Clonegal - County Carlow - Ireland

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