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Kilmacurragh

Contact Details

Address: Kilbride, Co. Wicklow
Email: botanicgardens@opw.ie
Website: www.botanicgardens.ie
Telephone No: 0404 48844, +353 1 8570909

Opening Hours

Open all Year 2014 :

Mid November - Mid February
Daily 09.00 - 16.00

Mid February - Mid November
Daily 09.00 - 18.00

Average Length of Visit: 1 hour

 

Admission Fees

Free

Facilities

Car park / public toilets

Restaurants/Tearooms: None

 

Kilmacurragh Arboretum is now managed by the National Botanic Gardens. It is the remnants of a large estate planted during the 19th century by Thomas Acton in conjunction with David Moore and his son Sir Frederick Moore, curators of the National Botanic Gardens at that time. It was a period of great botanical and geographical explorations with numerous plant species from around the world being introduced to Ireland for the first time. The different soil and climatic conditions at Kilmacurragh resulted in many of these specimens succeeding there while struggling or failing at Glasnevin. Kilmacurragh is particularly famous for its conifers and rhododendron collections.

Location: Approx. 5km off the N11. turn right just beyond the Beehive pub

Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 8366111

Guided Tours: Twice daily from April onwards
Duration: 1 hour
12.00pm and 3.00pm daily free of charge
Group tours should be pre-booked.

Leaflet/Guide book: English

Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above

Photography / Video allowed: Yes, with permission

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