A charming village with a beautiful garden & arboretum
Many visitors enjoy a walk around the village taking in the tree-lined square and then down to the river. The green area by the river is delightful, and if you continue under the bridge, you will be able to see Mount Sandford Castle, a folly, which is hidden in the trees. Is it any wonder this village has been a film location so many times?
The Woodstock Estate is an ideal recreational hub.
The gardens were restored to the period 1840 to 1890 with every effort being made to use plants and materials typical of the era. Woodstock Gardens are home to a mix of formal and informal gardens, with an arboretum, walled garden, terraced garden, yew walk and rose garden. Also of significance are two stunning avenues, the Monkey Puzzle Avenue and Noble Fir Avenue as featured in hundreds of selfie pictures circulating globally.
Noteworthy additions include a rustic summer house, constructed from materials from the gardens, and a fountain . The arboretum is home to the tallest tree in Ireland and many fine specimen trees from Asia and South America in particular.
On-site facilities include car parking, toilets, a children’s playground, picnic area and seasonal tea rooms. A mobility buggy is available by appointment and guided tours can be scheduled in advance to assist the accessible visitor.