Wednesday, 28 May 2014

POWERSCOURT GARDENS IN IRELANDVOTED NO.3 IN THE WORLD'S TOP 10 GARDENS

Powerscourt Gardens in Ireland, voted one of the 10 best gardens in the world

It's considered one of the best gardens in the world. And now, National Georgraphic has bestowed upon Powerscourt Gardens in Ireland the No.3 spot on the list of the World's Top 10 Gardens. This award follows several other awards the estate has recently received. These include the Top Ten Houses in the World (Powerscourt House, Lonely Planet), the Best Parkland Venue in Ireland 2014 Award (Powerscourt Golf Club, Golfer’s Guide to Ireland) and the 2014 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.

Triton Lake, Powersourt Gardens
The magnificent Gardens is just 20 kms south of Dublin and is set against the backdrop of the Sugarloaf Mountain. This 46-acre garden began to take shape almost two-and-a-half centuries ago. It has over 200 varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers set amidst a charming walled garden and majestic terraces; fine statuary and iron works from across Europe dot the landscape, these and the varied trees are linked by carefully designed walks. From the ornate Italian gardens to the Japanese gardens and the more formal Rose Garden and Kitchen Garden there are many hidden treasures to explore. 

The Palladian Mansion surrounded by the beautiful Gardens is now home to the best Irish design and features craft and interior shops. And the Terrace cafe offers the finest home cooked Irish cuisine. 

So, if you happen to be visiting Ireland or have plans to so soon then make sure you enjoy a stroll in the winning Powerscourt Gardens.