This summer don’t miss a visit to the Walled Gardens in Powerscourt Gardens, County Wicklow! It’s one of the oldest parts of the gardens and features over 1,000 fascinating plants along Ireland’s longest herbaceous border. The Walled Gardens were once known as ‘The Kitchen Garden’ as vegetables and fruit trees kept the family kitchen well stocked. Visit today and you will spot onions and chives growing as well as apples, pears and even cherries!
The herbaceous border is in full bloom and now is the best time to visit when it’s ablaze with the colour of summer! Head Gardener Michael Byrne has many favourites along the border at the moment including Sweetpea, Echinops and Crocosmia Lucifer which grows wild in Wicklow and the west of Ireland. The beautiful Inula Magnifica, a yellow plant which resembles a sunflower and grows over 8ft tall is in bloom too.
The border is buzzing with our native butterflies and bees which are being attracted by its many flowers. The scent of lavender and herbs including oregano and thyme is beautiful!
With over 1,000 varieties of plants to discover, bring along your camera and soak up the colours of summer!
About Powerscourt Gardens: Set in the wild Wicklow countrywide in Ireland, overlooking the Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt enjoys a breath-taking panorama. The Gardens stretch over 47 acres and offer visitors a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks. www.powerscourt.ie