Thursday 5 December 2019

Powerscourt Gardens finishes third in National Geographic World's Top Gardens

Powerscourt Gardens
Powerscourt Gardens
Grainne Seoige takes her dogs for a walk in Powerscourt Gardens last Friday as she prepares for her big move. Photo: Gerry Mooney
■ Chinese tourists pictured at Powerscourt House and Gardens, Co. Wicklow, during their visit to Ireland to ring in the 'Year of the Dragon'.

The renowned Powerscourt Gardens has come third in a list of the World's Top Gardens.

Powerscourt Gardens, Enniskerry in Co Wicklow, came an impressive third in the prestigious National Geographic's 'World's Top Gardens' list.

The list is part of the publication's series of the best trips, adventures and places to visit in the world.

It was the only Irish entry included, and one of seven European countries to make it into the top 10.

Other European countries to make it into the list included Chateau de Versailles in France and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, England.

Sarah Slazenger, General Manager of Powerscourt Estate said the National Geographic's listing will only serve to enhance its reputation and attract more visitors from all over the world.

"Everyone should see the great sights of the world and the National Geographic has done the traveller a great service by including Powerscourt in the top ten gardens worldwide".

This is not the first award for the estate, which was recently included in the Top Ten Houses in the World list by Lonely Planet.

It was also named the Best Parkland Venue in Ireland 2014 by Golfer’s Guide to Ireland and it recieved the 2014 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.

Upcoming events in Powerscourt Gardens include the Annual Rose festival and an outdoor performance of ‘The Jungle Book.’

Irish Independent

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