Be transported back in time by Sara Waldburg, Manager of Houses, Castles and Gardens of Ireland, for a historical walking tour of Powerscourt Gardens and the wider landscape beyond in County Wicklow on the 7th of May at 11am. Sara is a County Wicklow resident and a long-time friend of Powerscourt. She will show you the hidden gems of the gardens and provide plenty of interesting anecdotes along the way!
Discover Lord Powerscourt’s vast collection of gates, statues and fountains throughout the gardens. Learn about garden designer Daniel Robertson who is said to have suffered from gout and directed work in the gardens from a wheelbarrow, fortified by a bottle of sherry! Uncover how Powerscourt is managed today and get a behind the scenes insight into how the team of just 6 gardeners maintain such a complex and labour intensive wonder! Hear about the tasks the team perform every day from cleaning rare statues, to repairing three hundred year old gates and the secret to mowing the remarkable lawn terraces in the gardens. Enjoy this historical walking tour of Powerscourt Gardens and experience three hundred years of garden design and development in the breath-taking mountain setting of rugged County Wicklow.
The cost of the event is included in the entry price to Powerscourt Gardens and is free for Powerscourt members. To buy tickets and for further information visit www.powerscourt.com/events.