Just 20 minutes outside Dublin is a gem of a garden that should not be missed, Powerscourt Gardens which is part of the Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow. The garden has been designed a long time ago when the house was remodeled in the 1700s the garden was also remodeled and you can see a formal tree plantation to the north whereas on the south side you will find terraces and cascades and fish ponds.
Additions enhancing the garden:
Some of the main features were added by the 6th Viscount. He commissioned one of the best-known architects in Ireland Daniel Robertson who designed the terraces. The work was completed by 6th Viscount’s son later in the 1800s. Wingfield family continued adding features such as the Japanese gardens and Pepper Pot Tower. Efforts were continued by later owners the Slazenger family.
The Triton Lake and the Italian Gardens include the Italianate terraces which are several terraces taking you all the way down to the lake. The top terrace was inspired by a Villa Butera in Italy. The lifesize sculptures of the two horses were designed by Hugo Hagen and are part of the family coat of arms.
The Japanese Gardens include a Pagoda, trickling streams, and Japanese bridges and a ring of Chinese Fortune Palms introduced in Europe only 1830.
Depending on the season you visit you will see different flowers in bloom. Japanese gardens have a lot of spring-flowering azaleas, and some of the gardens pictured below in August include Dahlias, Hydrangeas, and other border flowers.