Mount Usher Gardens and Arboretum are part of this spectacle in County Wicklow and is set in the heart of the village of Ashford. From the road it has a rather unassuming in appearance. On entering the courtyard heading to the entrance to the Walled Gardens there are a selection of small country shops, coffee shops and cafes. The canter of this oasis is covered naturally with willows and other leafy trees with garden seating and tables scattered informally where you may sit and relax with a nice cuppa or a homemade snack.
This privately owned wild garden paradise has some 4,500 shrubs and trees from all over the world. Set on 22 acre, this Robinsonian Wild Garden filled with fascinating foliage, giant trees, and natural green paths that beckon you to explore. Planting began here in 1868 by Edward Walpole, the garden’s founder, and has been developed over the years expanding the plant species and using organic methods for weed control. No fertilisers are employed.