An unmissable highlight of a visit to Altamont Gardens is the Walled Garden situated within the grounds of the estate and run privately by gardener and nursery man Robert Miller. The area consists primarily of the Corona
North Commemorative Border planted to honour the late Corona and Altamont Plant Sales and Nursery. Always renowned for its extensive range of herbaceous perennials, Altamont Plant Sales can also boast of having one of the
largest collections of old shrub roses available for sale to the gardening public year round. Rare oaks, maples, cherry blossoms, godwoods, magnolias, beech and smaller flowering trees suitable for every sized garden are also available throughout the year and where the stunning rhododendron collection is in full bloom as well as the handkerchief tree on the main lawn. A visit is a must for any seasoned or novice gardener looking for inspiration or simple enjoyment. You can enjoy refreshments at the Walled Garden Sugar & Spice Café with lovely coffee/tea, scones and cakes, with a takeaway option available, open February – October daily 11 a.m. – 4.30 p.m
Robert Miller of Altamont Plant Sales and in-house garden designer Ingrid Smyth are available for consultancy work for new and mature gardens.
HOW TO FIND US: In the grounds of Altamont Gardens – From Dublin/Waterford exit the M9 at junction 5 for N80 Rosslare. Continue along the N80 through the village of Ballon and the N80/N81 junction. Turn left at the next cross road junction signed Altamont Gardens. From Carlow Town follow the N80 through Ballon and continue as above.
OPENING TIMES: Jan. 1st – Nov. 30th 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. weekdays,
11a.m. – 6 p.m. weekends. Rest of year 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. daily.
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