The very popular Snowdrop Week returns to the beautiful Office of Public Works (OPW) gardens at Altamont Gardens in Tullow, Co. Carlow next week (12th-18th February). This is a wonderful opportunity to view this unique collection of over 200 named varieties of snowdrops as we celebrate the forthcoming arrival of Spring.
The gardens cultivated since the 1750s are now entrusted to the very able OPW Head Gardener, Paul Culter, who will be providing daily tours every day at 2 pm during Snowdrop Week.
Known as the romantic garden in Ireland, Altamont is a formal and informal garden located on a 100-acre estate in Kilbride, Tullow, Co. Carlow. It’s one of the top Irish gardens and is often referred to as “the jewel in Ireland’s gardening crown”. It may still be very cold outside but in fact, the gardens of Ireland are shaking off the wintry weather and there is no better time of year to catch this fabulous display of snowdrops in these beautiful tranquil gardens.
The gardens open daily from 9 am to 4.30pm and are made up of beautiful lawns sloping down to a romantic lake surrounded by rare trees, rhododendrons and shrubs. A fascinating walk through the Arboreteum, the Big Garden, and the Ice Age Glen leads to the majestic River Slaney with wonderful views of the Blackstairs and Wicklow Mountains.
Snowdrop Week Guided Tours: Monday, 12th February to Sunday, 18th February 2018, daily at 2 pm
Location: Altamont Gardens, Kilbride, Tullow, Co Carlow
Admission: Free. Guided Tours – €3 per person
Car Parking: Pay and Display €2
Opening times for the Gardens: 9 am – 4.30 pm, Daily.