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Welcome to Altamont


KNOWN as the most romantic garden in Ireland, Altamont is an enchanting blend of formal and informal gardens located on a 100 acre estate. Whilst still little known, it ranks in the top ten of Irish gardens and is often referred to as 'the jewel in Ireland's gardening crown'

LAWNS are bisected by sculpted yews sloping down to a romantic lake surrounded by rare trees, rhododendrons and shrubs. A profusion of roses, old fashioned and modern, and herbaceous plants scent the air. A fascinating walk through the Arboretum, Bog Garden and Ice Age Glen with its canopy of ancient oaks leads to the majestic River Slaney. Along the River Walk, you may see salmon and trout rising, perhaps even an otter, and throughout the garden, an abundance of birds and butterflies. On your return via the Hill Walk, there are wonderful views of the Blackstairs and Wicklow Mountains and Mount Leinster.

SO WHY not take a journey back in time in this tranquil old world setting and experience one of the most unique and magical gardens in the British Isles.

Altamont Garden Homesite
Corona North
Virtual Lake
Map - How to find us

Signposted on N80 and N81;
9 km. from Tullow, 22 km. from Carlow town on the Bunclody road

The opening times are constantly changing.
Telephone (059) 9159444 for current status.

Honesty Box.

Garden Centre, Toilets, Coach Parking


Gardening Web Page Award

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