Snowdrop Gala & Other Spring Treasures

Mount Wolseley Hotel Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Explore the first flowers of Spring with Scottish and UK speakers Catherine Erskine and Ross Barbour/Helen Picton. Includes full guided tour of Altamont Gardens with Head Gardener Paul Cutler and Specialist Plant Fair in Altamont Plant Sales.

Guided Tours of Altamont Gardens

Altamont Gardens Altamont Gardens, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Guided tours of the Snowdrop Collection in the Walled Gardens each Saturday from 8th-29th February at 2pm. Meeting point – Altamont Plant Sales. Admission free.

Garden & Woodland Tours at Shankill Castle [Weekends]

Shankill Castle and Gardens Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny

Enjoy the woodland walks with a spectacular carpet of snowdrops, hellebores and early Spring bulbs. Admission: Adults €5. Group tickets, concessions and family tickets available. Entrance via front gate in Paulstown village.

Garden Tours at Burtown House [Wednesday to Sunday]

Burtown House and Gardens Burtown House and Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare

Every Wednesday to Sunday from 1st February, 10.00am to 5.30pm. Admission: Adults €8; children €5 The Green Barn is open for brunch 10am-12pm, Lunch 12.30-15.30, Friday & Saturday night dinner 6.30pm-8.30pm. An extensive collection of snowdrops, aconites, hellebores and early bulbs.

Garden Talk by T.J. Maher (Patthana Garden)

Delta Sensory Gardens & Garden Centre Strawhall Estate, Carlow, Co. Carlow

An exciting opportunity at Delta Sensory Gardens Carlow 2022 on Sunday January 22nd at 2pm. Tj Maher of Patthana Garden is giving an informative talk to help you spruce up your garden this year.


Rare and Special Plant Fair 2023 in Borris House Gardens & Woodlands

Borris House Gardens and Woodlands Borris House & Gardens, Borris, Co. Carlow

Borris House, Borris, Co. Carlow, is hosting this special event on Sunday 14th May 2023, The Rare & Special Plant Fair. Up to 40 Specialist Nurseries from all over Ireland will be on site to offer and showcase beautiful, unusual and hard to find varieties of plants for sale, as well as giving expert advice on care and growing.

Altamont Gardens Summer of Traditional Music Sessions

Altamont Gardens Altamont Gardens, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Altamont Gardens Summer of Traditional Music Sessions

Altamont Gardens Summer of Traditional Music Sessions every Wednesday at 2 p.m. in May

Every one welcome to meet at the new orchard at the rear of Altamont Gardens at 2p.,m.

Wednesday 17th May Music at Altamont

Dawn Chorus at Altamont Gardens

Altamont Gardens Altamont Gardens, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Dawn Chorus at Altamont Gardens with Éanna Ní Lamhna on Sunday 21st May 2023 at 4.30 am, lovely early morning visit to Altamont Gardens and do not forget to wear warm clothes. This a free event at Altamont  but tickets are required, so make sure to book your tickets.

Tickets available at: altamontgardens@opw.ie (tickets are limited for this event}

Wear warm clothing and shoes or boots.

Refresments: Tea/coffee & biscuits included

Altamont Gardens Rhododendron Week Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th May

Altamont Gardens Altamont Gardens, Tullow, Co. Carlow

This year we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Fielding Lecky Watson (father of Corona North). Fielding started the Rhododendron collection in Altamont in the 1920s.
Guided tours daily (on the hour) from 11am to 4pm.