With the promise of balmy, sunny days June is the perfect time to take to the garden and enjoy the many treats within. The third Rose Week at Altamont Gardens takes place from Monday, June 24 – Sunday June 28
This event has been organised by the Office of Public Works in association with Carlow Tourism to showcase the magnificent variety, colour patterns and scents of their significant rose collection. From the beautiful pinks of “Rosa Heritage” to the two tone apricot hues of “Rosa Just Joey”, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Guided tours will be conducted by head gardener Paul Cutler at 2 p.m. daily at a very reasonable fee of €2 per person. Valuable advice on rose maintenance will also be provided as part of the tour. The gardens are open as normal each day from 9 a.m. – 6.30 p.m. and viewing is free of charge.
Other rose varieties on display include “Rosa Buffbeauty”, “Rosa Blush Noisette” and “Rosa Blessings”. All of the roses were tended to by Mrs. North, former owner of the gardens and are now carefully maintained by the team at Altamont Gardens. For those seeking to transfer some of the knowledge learned to their own gardens, Altamont Plant Sales, located on the site of Altamont Gardens offers one of the largest collections of old shrub roses in the country with special Rose offers available during this very special event. For more information visit www.carlowgardentrail.com To download Brochure please click here
HOW TO FIND US: From Dublin/Waterford exit the M9 at junction 5 for N80 Rosslare. Continue along the N80 through the village of Ballon and N80/N81 junction. Continue for 2km, turn left at next cross road junction signed Altamont Gardens. Alternatively, visitors travelling directly from Carlow town may follow the N80 Wexford – Rosslare road and continue as above.