Altamont Gardens are amongst some of the most stunning gardens in Ireland, however many of us have yet to discover their beauty. With over 40 acres of formal and informal gardens on view, there are hidden beauties around every corner including an Arboretum, Bog Garden, Ice Age Glen, coffee shop, picnic area and a beautiful walled garden.

All of which were lovingly cared for by Corona North for over 50 years and following her death in 1999, she generously left them to the state for us all to enjoy. 

Not only are the the gardens open to the public 364 days of the year but they are free, as author and RTÉ Guide columnist Dermot O'Neill explains here in our video.

Altamont Gardens are located near Tullow, County Carlow and (a rare one for an Irish attraction) are well sign-posted.

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