National Garden Exhibition Centre
The official online home of Ireland's only permanent garden exhibition
includes opening times, admission prices, virtual tour, an interactive
map of the exhibits and a photo gallery. A picture speaks a thousand
words, as they say. Why not browse the website to find a style you
like and then visit the exhibition in person to see how it's done!
Wicklow offers some
wonderful natural and man made scenic areas. Travel through Wicklow
and enjoy the seaside towns of Bray, Greystones, and
Brittas Bay, with their Blue Flag Beaches. The County of Wicklow
being only an hour from Dublin is easily accessible by rail, bus or
car. Travelling around Wicklow you will encounter the wonderful
area of Avoca, Meeting of the Waters and surrounding
countryside, and it was here that the television series "Ballykissangel"
was filmed, an area previously known for its mines, in days gone by.
Why not take a trip to the Avoca Handweavers for its store,
café and a chance to see a working handweaving mill. Visit the town of
Arklow and on to the wonderful Wicklow towns such as
Kiltegan, Baltinglass, Stratford, Donard, and Hollywood.
Enjoy Blessington Lakes in Wicklow and the wonderful
Glendalough area in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, to
explore this ancient monastic site, with its old church, graveyard and
round tower and enjoy the many walks around this wonderful area
including the Sally Gap, Wicklow Gap and explore the
Glenmalure Valley. There is a reason why the County of Wicklow is
known as 'The Garden of Ireland' , visit some
Wicklow Gardens and explore the County of Wicklow for
yourself! Enjoy a stay in a Wicklow Hotel or Wicklow Bed and Breakfastfor your visit to
Festival in Co Wicklow held every March gives young
and old a chance to enjoy singing, poetry,
& Irish dancing along with
many other street entertainment events. Also in Arklow,
the SeaBreeze Festival and the Maritime Festival in
August. Kilmacanogue Horse Show is a great community
driven family show held in August.
Wicklow Visitor Attractions
Glendalough is a beautiful part of the County of
Wicklow it offers wonderful scenery and if you have
your hiking boots a great place to take a walk
around or just enjoy a gently stroll as it forms
part of Wicklow Mountains
National Park area. Glendalough is where you
will find one of Irelands earliest Christian
monastic settlements with St Kevin's Church and the
Round Tower remaining. Russborough House is another
great place to enjoy a stroll around or take a tour
of this great House. Dwyer McAllister Cottage in
Knockanarrigan in Co Wicklow is a fine example of an
traditional Irish whitewashed thatched cottage and
life at that time.
Wicklow What's On
trip to Powerscourt Gardens and House, with its many
walks, walled gardens, and ornamental lakes. Mount
Usher Garden located beside Lake Vartry with
hundreds of species of trees and plants. Killruddery
House and Gardens a wonderful day out also.
Above are some of the reasons why Wicklow is called
the Garden of Ireland.