Located just outside Waterford City in Kilmeaden, Mount Congreve Estate was built about 1760 by local architect John Roberts. The estate is famous for being the home of one of 'the great gardens of the world'. It consist of about 30 hectares of intensively planted woodland garden and a nearly 2 hectare walled garden. The owner, the late 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.
Tourist and Visitors
Opening TimesMount Congreve Gardens are open each Thursday to Sunday & bank holiday Mondays from 11am to 5.30pm, last entry to the Gardens at 4.30pm.
Due to the nature of the gardens,No dogs other than registered guide dogs are allowed.
Entry is €5 per person,children under 12 free.
All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the gardens.
Cafe,garden shop and guided tours available, call 051 384115 for more information.
Kilmeaden Co Waterford