National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, Rathdrum

#11 of 36 in Parks in County Wicklow
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The National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh (Irish: Garraithe Náisiúnta na Lus, Cill Mochura) is a garden and arboretum outside Wicklow Town, County Wicklow, Ireland. It is a satellite of the main National Botanic Gardens located in Glasnevin, County Dublin. The 52 acre gardens are situated 5 km from exit 18 on the M11 motorway.

The gardens were founded in 1712 as part of the Acton family estate who owned the land until 1940. Today, the gardens are in State ownership through the Office of Public Works. They were acquired in 1976 by the Land commissioner and day-to-day management transferred to National Botanic Gardens in 1996.

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  • I enjoyed every moment spent in this beautiful hidden treasure. I took the free guided tour lead by Angela, who was a fountain of knowledge on the history of the house and garden, as well as the...  more »
  • Called into Acton café on the Kilmacurragh Botanical Gardens site. Met the most pleasant staff and had a great lunch. Nothing was too much trouble for the two excellent female staff. Thank you.  more »
  • Wicklow is paradise on Earth. This garden in Wicklow so peaceful and quiet that you feel like spending eternity here. Beautiful flowers, excellent greenery all around. This place is maintained by Botanical gardens of Dublin. Brilliant 👏 👏 .. Worth a visit
  • A lovely gem of a garden that is absolutely worth a stroll. The butterflies, birds and all those insects adding life make for an eye spoiling experience. Every month has a different special gift of beauty as each flower comes to its own on its exclusive timetable.

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