Power of flow­ers

Bray People - - News -

AS PART of Her­itage Week, Kil­rud­dery Es­tate and Gar­dens opened their spec­tac­u­lar gar­dens to the pub­lic for free last Sun­day.

Steeped in his­tory with a strong Wick­low her­itage, staff of Kill­rud­dery Es­tate were de­lighted to be in­volved in the event.

Over 300 peo­ple graced the fab­u­lous gar­dens with many tak­ing ad­van­tage of the less than half price ad­mis­sion fee for a tour of the house and gar­dens at just ¤4 in­stead of ¤ 10.

Oth­ers en­joyed the free ad­mis­sion to the gar­dens and the fan­tas­tic sun­shine mak­ing their own way through the es­tate.

Kil­rud­dery Es­tate has been the lo­ca­tion for many pro­duc­tions in­clud­ing Be­com­ing Jane and The Tu­dors. Be­ing the most suc­cess­ful El­iz­a­bethan re­vival man­sion, it cre­ates a spec­tac­u­lar back­drop to the old­est sur­viv­ing gar­dens in Ire­land.

Last Sun­day, many fam­i­lies de­scended on the well main­tained 17th cen­tury gar­dens and un­der the warm sum­mer sun en­joyed a pic­nic be­fore set­ting out to dis­cover the trea­sures of the gar­dens.

Peo­ple en­joyed a stroll along the An­gles that are a se­ries of walks flanked by horn­beam, lime and beach and that meet at two cen­tre points.

Oth­ers walked the wooded area known as the wilder­ness.

The staff at Kil­rud­dery Es­tate were de­lighted and very proud to see so many peo­ple visit the gar­dens and house.

Bot­tom: Sa­muel But­ler, David, Emma and Brian Nes­bitt. Top down: Mark and David McMor­row with Anna and Kate But­ler, all en­joy­ing the day out.

Mia O’Re­gan and Pa­trick Dougherty hav­ing lots of fun in the Kil­rud­dery House gar­dens.

Abi­gail, De­clan and Rhi­anna Meaghar en­joy­ing the fun day out at Kil­rud­dery House.

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