Described as ‘A World of Gardens’ Mount Congreve boasts one of the largest private collection of plants in the world.

Escape from the world as you explore the dramatic Mount Congreve Gardens. Meander the 70 acres of spectacularly designed gardens, including a four-acre meticulously maintained walled garden, glorious herbaceous beds, water features and immaculately kept lawns with 16km of winding walking paths.
The owner, the late Mr Ambrose Congreve, was inspired by Mr Lionel de Rothschild’s exceptional garden at Exbury in Hampshire, England. It was here that his interest in gardening was nurtured and he became infected with a passion and enthusiasm for plants such as Rhododendrons, Magnolias, Camellias and indeed many other floras from every continent in the world.

The entire collection consists of over three thousand different trees and shrubs, more than two thousand Rhododendrons, six hundred Camellias, three hundred Acer cultivars, six hundred conifers, two hundred and fifty climbers and fifteen hundred herbaceous plants.

  • The largest plant collection in Ireland
  • 70 acres of woodland garden
  • 4 acre working walled garden
  • 16 km’s of paths
  • Many hidden treasures
Open Mar to Dec

Garden Opening Times
March to May: Thursday to Sunday & Bank Holidays from 11.00 to 17.30
June, July & August: Open Daily (7 days per week) 11.00 to 17.30
September to December: Thursday to Sunday & Bank Holidays from 11 am to 16.30

Last entry to the gardens daily is 16.30


Admission Prices

Adults: €7.00

Concession: €6.00

Family (2 adults & 2 children) €20.00

Under 12’s free


All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the gardens

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

LANGUAGES: Leaflets in English, German, French and Spainish

DINING/REFRESHMENTS: Tea rooms serving hot and cold drinks, soup, sandwiches, paninis and ice cream.

SHOPPING: Garden shop selling plants and vegetables straight from the Walled Garden. Take a piece of Mount Congreve home with a plant propagated in its own nursery.

PARKING: Free car and coach parking onsite.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY: Due to the nature of the garden, people with limited mobility may find the terrain outside the walled garden difficult. While they have upgraded their paths, it remains part of a woodland garden and is on a slight incline. They have an accessible toilet inside the café and also inside the walled garden.

GUIDE DOGS ONLY: Due to the nature of the gardens, no dogs other than registered guide dogs are allowed.

Getting There

10 minutes from Waterford City centre or Waterford Airport,  90 minutes from Dublin, 90 minutes from Cork, on the N25.

Map Location: 52.240895, -7.219006
Contact Mount Congreve Gardens

Mount Congreve Estate, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Eircode: X91 PX05
T: +353 (0)51 384 115
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