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Altamont Gardens

Old-world gardens with an atmosphere all of their own

Open all year

See all opening times

Altamont Gardens

Old-world gardens with an atmosphere all of their own

Open all year

See all opening times



€2 Car Parking. Pay & Display.

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Co. Carlow
R93 N882

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Altamont Gardens

A large and beautiful estate covering 16 hectares in total, Altamont Gardens is laid out in the style of William Robinson, which strives for ‘honest simplicity’. The design situates an excellent plant collection perfectly within the natural landscape.

For example, there are lawns and sculpted yews that slope down to a lake ringed by rare trees and rhododendrons. A fascinating walk through the Arboretum, Bog Garden and Ice Age Glen, sheltered by ancient oaks and flanked by huge stone outcrops, leads to the banks of the River Slaney. Visit in summer to experience the glorious perfume of roses and herbaceous plants in the air.

With their sensitive balance of formal and informal, nature and artistry, Altamont Gardens have a unique – and wholly enchanting – character.

Opening Times

Open all year*

*Subject to change. Gardens close in severe weather events. Please telephone in advance of visit.

Open 7 days including Bank Holidays

Average length of visit: 1 – 2 hours

Closed Christmas Day


Please note: Dogs are not permitted in the Gardens. Dogs on leads are permitted in the surroundings at the front of house and picnic area.

During the winter season, Altamont House and Gardens may not open due to adverse weather conditions. In the event of bad weather, please phone +353 59 915 9444 before commencing your journey to avoid disappointment and for up-to-date information. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.



Seasonal Opening Times




09:00 – 16:30


09:00 – 17:00

April – September

09:00 – 18:30


09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 16:30


09:00 – 16:00


Co. Carlow
R93 N882

059 915 9444

Getting Here

Near Ballon, signposted off the N80 & N81, between Tullow and Bunclody

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  • Art
  • Brochure
  • Car park
  • Guided tours
  • Interpretive exhibit
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet


  • Assistance dogs only
  • Hold hand rail

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