There are gardens, and there is Powerscourt! Discover Powerscourt Gardens in Wicklow in spring, when the estate is ablaze with colour. Don’t miss the opportunity to see over 12,000 tulips in bloom at the Annual Tulip Festival which takes place from 20th of April to the 3rd of May. Displays of tulips are located throughout the gardens, from the Italian Gardens to the Herbaceous Border. Head Gardener Michael Byrne will give a guided walk of the festival on the 22nd of April at 11am and introduce visitors to the many unusual blooms in the gardens.
Don’t miss the Japanese Garden which comes to life in spring. Inhale the fragrances from sweet magnolia flowers, perfumed azaleas and cherry and apple blossom trees, bearing cascades of pink and white flowers. The Camellias in the Memorial Garden are a welcome surprise for visitors while thousands of daffodils add some spring cheer after the long winter months. To buy tickets and for further information visit www.powerscourt.com/events.