The world-famous Mount Congreve Gardens is set to celebrate the Crocus for the first time. The Gardens will open early this year on February 14th to showcase over 20,000 Crocuses in flower at the beautiful gardens located just 10 minutes from Waterford City.
During 2019 thousands of Crocus bulbs were added to the varieties within the gardens by the garden team with a walk from the walled gardens to the main house in mind. Visitors will now be able to enjoy the fruits of their labour with a jewel-like carpet of colour under the canopy of some of Mount Congreve’s largest trees.
Speaking of the world-famous garden, Estate Manager Ray Sinnott says, “We’re excited to open early this year and showcase what the garden team have planted with an abundance of colour expected at Mount Congreve this Spring. Planted en-masse the Crocus can be a real showcase and we’re delighted to be able to share that with the public for the first time”
With 16 kilometres of stunning walking trails meandering through the majestic woodland at Mount Congreve, its the perfect Spring exercise. The café and garden shop plus 70 acres of gardens including a four-acre walled garden ensures that Mount Congreve offers the perfect day out for all the family.
Described as ‘A World of Gardens’ the entire collection at Mount Congreve features plants from every continent in the world consisting of thousands of different trees and shrubs.
The Crocus Festival is the first of many exciting events for 2020 at Mount Congreve Gardens, as a whole series of fun-filled events are planned for all tastes and ages. From an Easter Egg Trail to a Special Plant Fair and Garden Festival in May to a Wellness and Mindfulness Festival in June to Twilight Tours and more. There has never been a better time to plan a visit to this stunning attraction.
The gardens are also directly adjacent to the Waterford Greenway and offer direct access from the 45 km cycling and walking path so that Greenway users can pop in and enjoy a coffee break and relax in the beautiful garden surroundings.