Altamont Garden | co. Carlow

altamont house

Hello hello! How was your long Easter week-end? Mine was super lovely thanks for asking :) It was (mostly) sunny and great time were had outside and particularly in the ole countryside, thanks to my friend Magda who kindly took me along for a little adventure (go check her post of the day, she took fantastic pictures!).
We went to Altamont Garden, which is best known for its snowdrops but we were a bit late for those unfortunately (we actually meant to visit the garden that day we went to Wexford, but ended up being short on time). I think the best time for snowdrops is actually mid-February.
Anyways, the Altamont Garden were all-the-same breathtaking on this morning of April. The Spring flowers were in full bloom and I reckon come Summer, the roses must be as enchaning! The Altamont Garden bears the title of the most romantic garden in Ireland and I can see why, there is many a bridge to be serenaded on and nooks and cranny a-plenty if you want to whisper sweet nothings to your lover’s ears, away from prying eyes.

gardening shed altamont garden
magnolia tree and tulips altamont garden
peahen altamont house
azalea bush altamont garden
window magnolia tree altamont house
magnolia tree and lamb altamont garden

An added surprise for the animal-obsessive I am was that the place featured a good dose of cuteness, what with it being lambing season. Also present were cows and calves and a majestic peafowl couple (the peacock seemed rather aware of his charms and kept checking his reflection in a window).

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rose and temple altamont garden

At the back of the garden, there is a woodland area where we walked along a charming little brook that gained strength as we got closer to the River Slaney. We left the little forest and crossed a field, stopped at the temple where we admired the stunning views of the Wicklow mountains. Last stops were the gorgeous walled garden and the colourful plant shop. We rested at the café in the company of chubby hens before it was time to hit the road again.

Hope you all had an as equally pleasant Easter!

P.S.: Don’t forget to check Magda’s drool-worthy blog. You won’t regret it!

altamont house and garden

Practical Information

Altamont Garden
Bunclody Road
County Carlow

Admission: Free

Opening Hours: 9am to 7.30pm