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Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum


Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum

Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum

Woodstock Estate, 

Phone: 087 8549785 / 056 7794373

The beautiful Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum are located overlooking the River Nore Valley and the picturesque village of Inistioge.

The gardens date to the 1740's with the main development taking place in the 1800's. A period of disrepair followed during the 1900's following the burning of Woodstock House, however in 1999, Kilkenny County Council undertook an ambitious programme of garden restoration which is now well advanced. Features include a walled garden, rose garden, rockery garden, a recreated Turner Conservatory, a collection of rare and exotic trees in the arboretum and much more including many tranquil woodland walks.

Group tours by request. Phone John on 087 8549785 or Claire on 087 8580502 or go to www.woodstock.ie

Admission fee is €4 per car which includes admission for all occupants to the gardens. Large groups and coaches, price on request.

Admission fee €4 per car to car park, includes access to gardens for all occupants. Pedestrians and cyclists.

Tea Rooms open from 2nd June 2013 - open seven days per week from 11am to 5pm. Large groups must book in advance.

Woodstock Gardens Season Ticket


Mini Beast Hunt

Saturday 30th August from 11am - 12.30pm & 2pm to 3.30pm


Places are strictly limited and must be booked in advance.

In celebration of Heritage week which takes place this year from the 21st to the 30th of August, come join us for a Mini Beast Hunt. Be a nature detective for a day and join our wildlife experts in a hunt for insects amongst the trees and gardens in Woodstock. Learn also about foraging for wild food and identifying edible plants.

This event will take place on the 30th August 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM , 30th August 14:00 PM to 15:30 PM. It will be a free event, suitable for children of seven and up.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

On the walk you will learn about plant identification, medicinal uses and lore.  You will trap, identify and release insects and bugs.

Please contact Claire Goodwin, Parks Department of Kilkenny County Council  by email to woodstock@kilkennycoco.ie or claire.goodwin@kilkennycoco.ie to book your place

Admission : FREE