Saturday, July 30, 2016

Review - Powerscourt Gardens, Dublin Ireland

Powerscourt Tower Garden - 2016
One a recent trip to Europe I had the opportunity for a day trip from Dublin to visit Powerscourt Estate and GardensIt has been dubbed one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland and at some points in history - perhaps the world.  The gardens were designed in the 1700's  with rose gardens, reflecting ponds, tree plantations, long vistas and even a pet cemetery. As you can imagine over 300 years - there could be lots of pets :(

Top-line - an enjoyable visit and nice to get out of the city. I would not say it compares in quality for gardens in other parts of the world..

  • Pros - a great historic site and good long vistas over the formal garden, very nice cafe
  • Cons - a bit of a distance, trails beyond the core garden are not well maintained, on the bus route so can get crowded, pricey.
One the way back into Dublin we took the coast road and spent time at the James Joyce Museum which was quaint and  very interesting. 


Entrance to Powerscourt Estate and Garden 2016
Please read on for some photos of the day. Also see my other reviews of Ireland sites and adventures.





View of Powerscourt Golf Course 2016

Patio at Powerscourt overlooking Italianate Terraces 






Cottage Garden - Powerscourt 2016

Overlooking Triton Lake back to Powerscourt Estate

View over to farmland from Powercourt - 2016



Lower Terrace, Powerscourt - June 2016

Girls Day Out - Powerscourt June 2016

Irish Jig seems to be appropriate :)

Thanks for Reading

Teresa Marie