Power of flowers
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.