Altamont Gardens

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Address: Bunclody Rd, Tullow, Carlow, R93 N882, IE

Large, beautiful old world garden, Robinsonian in style with a strong emphasis on the informal tradition of combining a good plant collection within the natural landscape of its environment.  Lawns and clipped yews slope down to a lake surrounded by rare trees, shrubs and a profusion of roses both old and modern with herbaceous plants scent the air. There is a steep descent through the "Ice Age Glen" to a beautiful river walk.

Guided Tours: Maximum number: 25
Duration: 30 minutes, in the main formal gardens, the visitor can walk the rest of the gardens themselves (40 acres). Suitable footwear required

Leaflet/Guide book: Self Guiding brochures available at reception.

Photography/Video allowed: Yes, need permission for commercial purposes

Additional information: Restricted access for visitors with disabilities

Car Parking: €2 Pay and Display

No Dogs (except Guide Dogs) permitted in the Gardens

Opening Information

Open all year*

*Subject to change.

Gardens close in severe weather events.
Please telephone in advance of visit.

Opening Times

Open 7 days including Bank Holidays

  • January: 9am - 4pm
  • February: 9am - 4.30pm
  • March: 9am - 5pm
  • April - September: 9am - 6.30pm
  • October: 9am - 5pm
  • November: 9am -  4.30pm
  • December: 9am - 4pm

Closed Christmas Day

Average length of visit: 1 - 2 hours

Admission Fees


€2 Car Parking. Pay & Display.


  • Picnic tables, toilets, car park
  • Restaurant/Cafe:Small seasonal coffe shop in Walled Garden.  Open weekends throughout the year & daily for June/July/August.
  • Altamont Plant Sales: Open daily throughout the year.

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