Altamont Garden, Tullow, Co Carlow, R93 N882

Altamont Plant Sales beckons those seeking the charm of a cottage garden, amidst a delightful array of roses, delphiniums, and peonies.

An unmissable highlight of a visit to Altamont Gardens is Altamont Plant Sales and the Walled Garden.

Situated within the grounds of the estate and run privately by gardener and nurseryman Robert Miller, the area consists of the Corona North Commemorative Border and Altamont Plant Sales and Nursery.

Altamont Plant Sales and the Walled Gardens
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A Floral Haven


The Corona North Commemorative Border was opened in 2000 to honour Altamont’s late owner, Corona North. Many of the plants in the border were donated by friends of Corona and fellow great Irish gardeners. These donated plants and thousands of others make up one of the largest and most colourful borders of its kind in the country and tell a story of Irish horticulture woven into a seamless living tapestry. A visit is a must for any seasoned or novice gardener looking for inspiration or simple.  

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Quintessential Cottage Garden


If you long for the classic charm of a cottage garden, complete with its ambiance, fragrances, and all the nostalgic elements, Altamont Plant Sales is your destination. Here, amidst a delightful array of old-fashioned roses, powering delphiniums, and vibrant peonies, expert guidance awaits. Altamont’s Snowdrop Month, held every February, unveils a stunning array of snowdrop varieties, many of which are available for purchase at Altamont Plant Sales. The recent expansion of their collection with significant additions from the UK ensures a diverse selection. An annual snowdrop gala, hosted by snowdrop enthusiast Robert Miller, features esteemed speakers from the UK and Europe, along with a specialised bulb sale, marking the onset of the snowdrop season.

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A Gardener’s Paradise


Altamont Plant Sales has flourished not only in size but also in reputation as a haven for top-quality garden plants. Their extensive range of herbaceous perennials, many exclusive to Altamont, caters to discerning gardeners. Owner Robert Miller, a self-proclaimed rose enthusiast, shares his passion through an exceptional selection. With a world-class array of flowers, including stunning rhododendrons, Altamont Plant Sales bursts with colour in the summer. For enthusiasts of trees and shrubs, rare oaks, maples, cherry blossoms, and more await, suitable for gardens of all sizes. 

Beyond plant acquisitions, Altamont Plant Sales offers invaluable gardening advice and information. Many of the plants on display in Altamont Gardens can be purchased in Altamont Plant Sales.

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Café Comforts


You can enjoy refreshments at the Walled Garden Sugar and Spice Café with lovely coffee/tea, scones, cakes, salads and sandwiches with a takeaway option available. Open end January – October daily 11 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. and weekends, weather permitting, in November and December.

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Opening Times


Jan 1st–November 30th 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (weekdays); 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (weekends).

Rest of year: 10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. daily.

Closed Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day. 

ADMISSION:

Car park fee of €2 per vehicle applies in respect of Altamont Gardens. Free admission to the Corona North Commemorative Border and Altamont Plant Sales.

DIRECTIONS:

On the grounds of Altamont Gardens. From Dublin/Waterford exit the M9 at junction 5 for N80 Rosslare. Continue along the N80 through the village of Ballon and the N80/N81 junction. Turn left at the next cross road junction signed Altamont Gardens. From Carlow Town follow the N80 through Ballon and continue as above.

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