Powerscourt Gardens in Enniskerry is located within the 1,000 acre Powerscourt Estate in Co Wicklow, Ireland. It has 47 acres of gardens, with shops and an Avoca terrace café awaiting the visitors. In addition, there are championship golf courses, Ireland’s highest waterfall, and the Powerscourt Hotel is also located on the estate.
Set in the picturesque Wicklow countryside, Powerscourt Gardens in Enniskerry was voted number 3 in the world’s top ten gardens by the prestigious National Geographic. Also, it is one of the Top Ten Houses and Mansions Worldwide, according to Lonely Planet.
The design of Powerscourt Gardens was influenced by Lord Powerscourt’s visits to famous estates, including the Chateau de Versailles in Paris. Unique features include the Japanese garden, which offers a maze of walkways, hidden grottos and the largest pet cemetery in Ireland.
Inspiration from Japan at Powerscourt Gardens Enniskerry
The Italian garden at Powerscourt truly offers the best of garden landscaping and design. The terraces in the garden were designed in the 1840’s by architect Daniel Robertson and took 100 men over 12 years to build. The walled gardens are one of the oldest parts of the gardens and feature unique plants along Ireland’s largest herbaceous border. The grotto is one of the oldest features of Powerscourt Gardens and offers secret pathways to explore and an air of 18th century romance.
Powerscourt is home to a range of shops featuring the best of Irish design and giftware including fashion, jewellery, local art and traditional Irish food. It is also home to Tara’s Palace, one of the top doll palaces in the world.
For those looking to visit, Powerscourt Gardens Enniskerry, it is open all-year round.