Explore Mount Congreve Gardens' new look

Explore Mount Congreve Gardens' new look

Mount Congreve Gardens Has Reopened To The Public

And it's even more spectacular than it was if that's possible.

Mount Congreve Gardens and grounds have been subject to serious renovations and have recently reopened with changes to the gardens, a new café offering and a gorgeous new gift shop.

The team at Mount Congreve plan to run lots of different events including afternoon tea, wreath making and drive-in Christmas movies to name but a few.

Check out the videos below to learn all about the new facilities and we also encourage you to sign up for Mount Congreve's newsletter to stay up to date on all that's happening. Scroll down and fill out the form to sign up.


Located in the heart of County Waterford and open year-round, the world-renowned Mount Congreve Gardens are a haven for plant and history lovers alike as well as for those simply looking to relax in nature. Boasting one of the largest private collections of plants globally and described as ‘A Great Garden of the World’ the entire collection features plants from every continent.

Whether you live in Dungarvan or Dunmore East, Ireland’s Global Garden is on your doorstep. Mount Congreve Gardens are easily accessible by car from the N25, or directly from Waterford Greenway by foot or bike.

After you’ve taken a stroll in the gardens, enjoy a taste of the countryside in the new Stables Café which is a delightful setting for lunch or a light bite. Enjoy an extensive menu featuring an abundance of fresh local produce, prepared and cooked daily and where possible, Head Chef  Kevin Byrne and his team use fruits, vegetables and herbs from the gardens.

During your visit also check out The Secret Garden Shop, which offers a unique range of gift ideas inspired by the beauty of nature and the gardens. Products include handmade soaps, beeswax candles and much more.


A membership for Mount Congreve Gardens is a one-of-a-kind gift that can be enjoyed throughout the seasons. Your membership will also help to ensure the future of Mount Congreve Gardens for generations to come as all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the gardens. 12-month memberships include the following -

• Free of charge access to one of the Great Gardens of the World during normal opening hours
• Priority booking
• 10% off Stables Café
• 10% off The Secret Garden shop
• 15% discount for group and party bookings * min numbers and T&CS apply.

We went along to check out the newly refurbished Mount Congreve Gardens and to meet some of the staff.

Sara Dolan, Commercial Director at Mount Congreve Gardens

Ray Sinnott, Estate Manager at Mount Congreve Gardens

Kevin Byrne, Head Chef and Manager of The Stables Café

Michael White, Garden Curator a Mount Congreve Gardens

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