Mount Usher Gardens: where the planting is enchanting!
Delightful in every aspect, Mount Usher is one of the finest examples of an authentic ‘Robinsonian’ style garden combining a distinguished collection of trees and shrubs with informal floral planting schemes in a sheltered valley setting. There is an ever-changing panoply of colours and textures enhanced by wafting scents as one season changes to another. We provide you with a detailed tree trail guide to help you locate the many ‘show-stoppers’ as you wander around.
Mount Usher Gardens, with its Avoca Garden Café and Courtyard Shops, is situated in the village of Ashford, just 35 minutes south of Dublin city, and close to the seaside towns of Bray, Wicklow, and Arklow. To get to Ashford by public transport, the 133 bus regularly passes through the village on its way to/from Dublin airport to the north (via the city centre) and Rosslare harbour to the south. There is a wide variety of accommodation in the area where you will be made very welcome and comfortable. The popularity of the gardens, café, and shops during the summer season means that the car park can become very full in the middle of the day: but there is additional parking in the village a short walking distance away.
The Avoca Garden Café & The Bakery for delicious food to go and delicatessen
The Avoca Garden Café serves delicious meals throughout the day and we recommend that you reserve your table in advance. Avoca Garden Café 00 353 (0404) 40116. The Avoca Bakery Food Market has a wide range of Avoca ready meals, freshly baked bread, scones, pastries, cakes, and many other delicatessen products.
The Courtyard Shops
The Courtyard shops offer a wide variety of products and services from fashion, equestrian supplies, and lovely things for the home and garden.
Guidelines for Group Tours
Mount Usher Gardens welcomes guided group tours of our gardens throughout the year by appointment. Tour operators and group organisers are obliged to contact us in advance to make arrangements for group admission rates, coach parking, guided tours and catering (if required). For more information call: +353 (0)404 49672
Catering can be reserved in the adjoining Avoca Garden Café or freshly made snacks from The Bakery are also available in the Courtyard where there is sheltered or open seating for your convenience.
The car park can become very busy especially in the summer months and we recommend careful planning for arrival and departure from this area.
At the entrance to the Gardens, there is a small gift shop selling a selected range of Avoca Handweavers products, to shop the full range of Avoca products visit www.Avoca.com.
Disabled & Wheelchair Access
Mount Usher Gardens is partially suitable for disabled and wheelchair access. When you arrive any staff member will be happy to advise you on what route to take. On the trail map above the route marked in red is the suggested route.