The John F Kennedy Arboretum
Address: John F. Kennedy Arboretum, New Ross, Co. Wexford.
Telephone No: +353 (0)51 388171
Fax No: +353 (0)51 388172
Open all Year 2014:
October-March: Daily 10.00-17.00
April: Daily 10.00-18.30
May-August: Daily 10.00-20.00
September: Daily 10.00-18.30
Last admission 45 mins. before closing.
Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours
E Adult: €3.00
Exhibitions, toilets, toilet for disabled (at tearoom), car parks, coach park, picnic site, play area (Under 12's), maze, miniature railway (afternoons in summer), pony & trap service(seasonal), nature trail and signposted walks.
Tearoom - May-September
Tel. 051 388195
Seating Capacity: 50
Dedicated to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the United States from 1960 to 1963, the Arboretum is a plant collection of international standing. It covers 252 hectares (623 acres) on the southern slopes and summit of Slievecoiltia. It contains 4,500 types of trees and shrubs from all temperate regions of the world, planted in botanical sequence. There are 200 forest plots grouped by continent. Special features include an Ericaceous Garden, (with 500 different rhododendrons, and many varieties of azaleas and heathers), dwarf conifers, hedges, ground covers and climbing plants. The lake is the most popular part of the Arboretum, and is a haven for waterfowl. A road provides access to the summit at 271m from which there are panoramic views. A Visitor Centre houses exhibitions and audio visual show. Access for people with disabilities.
Location: 12 km south of New Ross (off R733).
Latitude 52.32211. Longitude -6.93147
Guided Tours: Group tours (April-September). It is advisable to pre-book.
Max No: 30-40
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Leaflet/Guide book: English
National Tree Week - Spring
National Heritage Week - Autumn
Tree Day - Autumn
Photography/Video allowed: Yes
Additional Information: Dogs are allowed, on leash.