Altamont Gardens

Contact Details

Address: Tullow, Co. Carlow.
Tel. No.: +353 59 915 9444.
Fax No.: +353 59 915 9510.


Opening Hours

Open all year

(Subject to change. Please telephone in advance of visit)

Summer Opening Times:

Open 7 days including bank holidays
Easter - End of April: 9am - 6.30pm
May - End August: 9am - 6.30pm
September: 9am - 6.30pm
October: 9am - 5.00pm

Winter Opening Times:

November & February:  9am - 4.30pm

December & January:  9am - 4.00pm

Closed on Christmas Day

Average length of visit: 1 - 2 hours

Admission Fees

Free, except for pre-booked guided tours.

Guided Tour Charges:
€3.00 per person


Picnic tables, toilets, car park

Restaurant/Tearooms: None

Large, beautiful old world garden, Robinsonian in style with a strong emphasis on the informal tradition of combining a good plant collection within the natural landscape of its environment.  Lawns and clipped yews slope down to a lake surrounded by rare trees, shrubs and a profusion of roses both old and modern with herbaceous plants scent the air. There is a steep descent through the "Ice Age Glen" to a beautiful river walk.

Location: Near Ballon, signposted off the N80 & N81, between Tullow and Bunclody

Guided Tours: Maximum number: 25
Duration: 30 minutes, in the main formal gardens, the visitor can walk the rest of the gardens themselves (40 acres). Suitable footwear required

Leaflet/Guide book: Not available

Admission charges for prebooked guided tours:
Adult: EUR 2.00
Children Free.

Seasonal events: Member of Carlow Garden Trail, member of Wicklow Garden Festival

Photography/Video allowed: Yes, need permission for commercial purposes

Additional information: Restricted access for visitors with disabilities

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