Wicklow Gardens Festival

Wicklow Gardens Festival

May 1 to July 31
In County Wicklow, Ireland, more than 20 private gardens are open to the public in May and June for the Wicklow Gardens Festival. The Wicklow climate is especially conducive to gardening, and the county itself is known as the "Garden of Ireland." The gardens participating in the festival range from the grounds surrounding large, historic houses to cottage gardens. Some of the gardens date back to the 17th century, while others have been planted more recently. Some are open year round. Others are closed to the public except during the festival. Many of the gardens that charge entrance fees during the festival donate the money to local charities.
CONTACTS:
Wicklow County Council
Wicklow Tourist Office
Fitzwilliam Sq.
Wicklow, Ireland
353-404-20155; fax: 353-404-20072
www.wicklow.ie
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