The revival of two old walled gardens has been completed

Home to the Duckett family from the 18th to early 20th century and formerly at the centre of a 20,000 acre estate. Even in ruin, the surviving towers and turrets of Duckett’s Grove form a romantic profile. Two Georgian kitchen gardens form part of the complex where the old paths have been revealed and the beds and borders reinstated.

The Upper Walled Garden, hedged with boxwood, is planted with historical varieties of shrub roses, a collection of Chinese and Japanese peonies, a great variety of hardy and tender perennials and choice flowering shrubs. The Lower Walled Garden, once the site of the old orchard, contains a variety of fruits, including figs and historical varieties of Irish apples amongst others.

The restored paths and the repaired sunken stone bridge plus plantings of oak, lime, hazel, spindle and laurel rekindle the spirit of the Georgian Pleasure Grounds.

Open

Opening times:
Summer 08:00-20:30
Winter 08:00-17:30

 

Prices

Admission Prices 2019

FREE Admission

 

Useful Information

There is a free parking on-site and a charming tea room providing high quality artisan food including delicious cakes, snacks and light lunches. Check opening times of the tea room on Facebook.

Getting There

From the M9 motorway taje exit 4. Follow signs for Castledermot then take the R418 road for 6km and turn right at the signed junction.

Map Location: 52.857503, -6.813730
Contact Duckett’s Grove Historic House and Walled Gardens

Duckett’s Grove, Kneestown, Co. Carlow, Ireland


Eircode: R93 RF80
T: +353 (0)59 913 0411
E: info@carlowtourism.com
W:
www.carlowgardentrail.com
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