Mount Congreve an inspiring location full of wonder, with its enchanting and award winning world famous and historic gardens. Mount Congreve is known as one of the greatest gardens in the world.
Phone – +353 (0)51 384115
E-mail – email@example.com
Website – www.mountcongreve.com
Located approximately 7km from Waterford City.
- €5.00 per person
- Children under 12 are free but must be accompanied by an adult
Thursday – Sunday 10am – 530PM
Bank Holiday Monday’s 11am – 530PM.
Last admission is at 430PM
No dogs other then guide dogs and service dogs are permitted.
The Mount Congreve estate is located just outside the beautiful village of Kilmeaden, County Waterford, along the banks of the majestic River Suir. Mount Congreve is located about 7 km from Waterford City and is now located on the new Waterford Green Way.
This historic estate dates from the 18th century Georgian period. The Architect of the estate was renowned and respected Waterford Architect John Roberts. He is extremely famous in Waterford as he designed and oversaw the building of the majority of Waterford’s public buildings that were constructed in the 18th Century. He designed both of Waterford’s magnificent Cathedrals that are located in Waterford City.
The beautiful mansion at Mount Congreve is perfectly situated, nestled into its stunning surroundings along the banks of the River Suir and also has beautiful views over to County Kilkenny. With its magnificent views along the historic and formidable River Suir, surrounded by its breath taking and inspiring Gardens, Mount Congreve is the perfect location to visit for anyone who has an interest and love of horticulture and wildlife, it is also the perfect family day out and is the perfect location for a leisurely walk through magnificent surroundings.
Originally from Staffordshire the first member of the Congreve family to move to Waterford was Rev John Congreve, his Grandson who also inherited the estate was John Congreve he was responsible for having Mount Congreve commissioned in 1760. This beautiful historic building and its enchanting estate was the home to 6 generations of the Congreve Family, until 2011, when Ambrose Congreve died at the age of 104.
Mount Congreve is world famous for its breath taking gardens, which are located on a massive area covering 70 acres. The gardens are also home to a four acre walled garden. The garden at Mount Congreve is home to over 3000 species of trees and shrubs, 2000 Rhododendrons, and hundreds of rare and wonderful species of plants and tree. Mount Congreve gardens are also internationally renowned for its specialist plant nurseries and rare and wonderful species of plants.
Ambrose Congreve achievements in the world of gardening were acknowledged when he was awarded a CBE by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to the world of horticulture, Ambrose was also granted an honorary Doctorate by Trinity College Dublin. Ambrose also won 13 Gold Medals at the world famous Chelsea Garden Show for his stunning Gardens at Mount Congreve.
Mount Congreve is an inspiring location with so much to see, every time you go to visit these amazing gardens you discover something new and exciting. I can honestly say you visit a different garden every time you go as no day is ever the same, with new flowers coming into season and the changing colours and light, its is truly an enchanting wonder of the South East.