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Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens



There is a nice little botanical garden located in Wiclow which is known as Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens. This botanic garden is a satellite arboretum of the main Botanic garden in Dublin. As the soil condition is different from the main one, hence it helps to grow different kind of plants. The area of the garden is around 52 acres and was founded in 1712. More about this botanic garden can be found in wikipedia.


Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
A Rhododendron tree with its accumulated petals underneath.



Being slightly away from the city crowd, having nice little parking space, and lastly free entry make this Kilmacurragh botanic garden a popular weekend destination for the families and visitors. The garden provides a vast area for walking and exploring. This garden is abundant with plenty of Conifers and Rhododendron plants. During the blooming season lot of tourists use to gather here. There are numerous colored Rhododendron you'd see here. But the pink one outnumbers the other colors.


Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
A nice walking path through greens and tall trees.



There are couple of streams flowing inside the botanic garden. And a little pond located at the center of the garden as well. There are few taller trees inside the garden (although I was expecting more). There are few free maps found in front of the office. Also a free guided tour available during the summer time.


Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
A nice little pond inside the botanic garden.



How to go:

Best option is to go there using a car through M50. There is a free parking available inside the Botanic garden. But during the weekend those gets filled pretty quickly. From Dublin it takes around 50 minutes. GPS coordinate of the Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens is (52°55'44.7"N, 6°08'55.2"W).


Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
The trees have given this path an archway shape.



Where to eat:

There is a nice little cafeteria located inside the botanic garden which is opened recently. This busy little cafeteria should be sufficient to serve you little snacks, coffee, and drinks.


Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
This place was one of the best places indie the Kilmacurragh botanic garden.



Where to stay:

As it is very close from Dublin that's why it is suggested to stay in Dublin. Dublin has a range of hotels and accommodation for various budgeted travellers.


Rhododendron in wicklow botanic garden



Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
A private field outside the garden where a farmer was working with his machineries.



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Another walking option inside the botanic garden.



Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
A tall tree inside the botanic garden.



Don't know the name of the tree, but liked the color and texture of it.



Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
A nice little stream is flowing inside the garden.



A pink Rhododendron tree beside the little pond.



Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
This stream is falling into the pond.



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Red Rhododendron plants with bloom.



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A nice bed of Bluebell flowers.



Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
A Horse chestnut flower.



Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
A lovely little flower whose name still unknown to me.



Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
A very tall Rhododendron tree, probably an old one.



Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
A plant fully covered with pink Rhododendron flowers.



Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
A cream of pale colored Rhododendron flower.



Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
Another pink bloom, but different shaped flower.



Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
A violet colored Rhododendron plant.



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A lovely white Rhododendron.



Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
White Rhododendron's close shot.



Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens,
Kilmacurragh,
County: Wicklow,
Country: Ireland,
GPS coordinate (52°55'44.7"N, 6°08'55.2"W).


This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog https://www.alonelytraveler.com/



Sunday, 05 May 2019


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