A selection of just some of the gardens to visit when you stay at The Summerhill House Hotel:
Powerscourt House and Gardens
www.powerscourt.com tel: +353 (0)1 2046000
Powerscourt is one of Europe's great treasures and Ireland's most famous House & Gardens. Gracing the Wicklow mountains, Powerscourt is a heritage property with a surprising difference
Kilruddery House and Gardens
www.kilruddery.com tel: +353 (0)87 4198674
Killruddery Gardens are unique in that they are the oldest in Ireland still surviving in their original 17th century style together with 18th and 19th century additions.
Mount Usher Gardens
www.mountushergardens.ie tel: +353 (0)404 40205
Laid out along the banks of the River Vartry, Mount Usher has been designed in the Robinsonian style. Like all the great gardens of Ireland, Mount Usher offers varying pleasures at different seasons of the year.
Avondale House and Forest Park
www.heritageireland.com tel: +353 (0)404 46111
Avondale House, the birthplace and home of Charles Stuart Parnell. Set in a magnificent forest park of over 500 acres of forest trails and walks.
www.visitwicklow.ie tel: +353 (0)404 48844
Around the ruins of a fine Queen Anne style house lie 52 acres of wild Robinsonian gardens. Began in 1712 and further expanded with the advice of the Directors of the Botanic Gardens in Dublin during the 19th Century. Rare trees and shrubs abound.
National Garden Exhibition Centre
www.gardenexhibition.ie tel: +353 (0)1 2819890
Set in the beautiful garden county of Wicklow, the Garden Exhibition Centre has established itself in Ireland as the leading exponent of new and classical trends in garden exhibition.
www.altamountgarden.com tel: +353 (0)59 9159444
KNOWN as the most romantic garden in Ireland, Altamont is an enchanting blend of formal and informal gardens located on a 100 acre estate. Whilst still little known, it ranks in the top ten of Irish gardens and is often referred to as 'the jewel in Ireland's gardening crown'
www.irish-national-stud.ie tel: +353 (0)45 522129
The significance of the Japanese Gardens is not only artistic and horticultural but also philosophical, religious and historical. Now of international renown and acclaimed as the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe, they are a living monument to the meeting of Eastern and Western cultures in a Western setting.