Mount Usher Gardens welcomes over 300 visitors from
leading magazine, BBC’s Gardeners’ World


Mount Usher Gardens
BBC Gardeners World

On 12th August 2011 we had the pleasure of welcoming over 300 visitors from leading magazine, BBC’s Gardeners’ World to the gardens. The group were celebrating the 20th Anniversary issue of The BBC Gardener’s World Magazine with a visit to a series of top gardens in the UK and Ireland.

Mount Usher was the only Irish garden visited by this prestigious group which included Alan Pasco, editor of the Magazine and he selected to visit us as their readers had voted Mount Usher Gardens as the Most Romantic Garden and the Best Garden to visit in the Republic of Ireland in both 2009 & 2010.

As well as Alan, the visiting group included a number of prominent gardening writers and broadcasters, such as Pippa Greenwood, Tim Sandall and Mathew Biggs. The group spent a full day in the Gardens taking in nine guided tours.

Alan Pasco Blog August 22nd Gardeners World page. “A calm overnight sailing to Dublin and a short drive through County Wicklow took us to Mount Usher Gardens. Regularly voted a favourite by Gardeners’ World readers, their knowledgeable garden team took us on an informative tour of their impressive Champion Trees – some of the best specimens you’re ever likely to see. The vision of a wide walkway arched with eucryphia in full flower will be imprinted on my memory forever.”

BBC Gardeners World Visit

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