Mary Keenan, Huntington Castle and Gardens, 29th July 2017

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29th July 2017, 12:00 pm

Mary Keenan at Huntington Castle and Gardens

Garden tour and tree trail

Huntington 4Mary Keenan, owner of the renowned Gash Garden in County Laois explores the magnificent gardens of Huntington Castle and its many rare and unusual trees. Discover the scenic avenue with its amazing lime tree collection, the famous Yew Walk and the ever increasing rose collection and herbaceous displays.

Venue: Huntington Castle and Gardens, Clonegal, Co. Carlow.

GPS: 52.690404, -6.649131

Time: 12 noon

Adm: €5 – no pre-booking required.

Tea rooms open for tea, coffee and light snacks.
Castle tours (2 – 5 p.m. admission fee applies).
Children’s playground available.

Contact: 053-9377160 www.huntingtoncastle.com

 

Mary Keenan

Mary Keenan

Huntington Castle

Castle HouseHuntington Castle, voted one of Ireland’s top 20 Hidden Gems by The Guardian in March 2015 is set in over 160 acres of gardens, woodland and farmland. The castle features a fascinating guided tour which explains its 17th century history. The tour also features the world famous Temple of the Goddess located in the old castle dungeons. The castle offers a fabulous woodland playground, as well as a charming tearoom and giftshop. The gardens are well worth a visit in their own right and were mainly laid out in the 17th century by the Esmondes who built Huntington Castle in 1625. They include the French limes on the avenue as well as the formal lawns to the side of the house, fish ponds on either side of the centre walk and the yew tree walk. Huntington possesses a number of Irish Champion trees including four varieties of hickory, a cut leaved oak, a Siberian crab and buckeye chestnut

Facilities include a children’s adventure playground, coach and car park, guided castle tours, refurbished tea room, gift shop, toilets, woodland walks and rose gardens. Wheelchair access is limited to certain areas of the gardens only.

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Date:
29th July 2017
Time:
12:00 pm
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