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Ducketts Grove

To Contact

Duckett’s Grove Walled Gardens & Pleasure Grounds
T: + 353 (0) 59 9131554
E: carlow@failteireland.ie
W: www.duckettsgrove.ie
A: Kneestown,
near Carlow Town.

Opening Hours:

Gardens – daily, daylight hours.

Duckett’s Grove Design – Craft and Food Emporium – Friday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tea room serving light snacks Saturday and Sunday, April – September.

Duckett’s Grove Walled Gardens & Pleasure Grounds

Duckett’s Grove, the 18th, 19th and early 20th century home of the Duckett family, was formerly at the centre of a 12,000 acre (8,093 hectares) estate that has dominated the Carlow landscape for over 300 years. Even in ruin, the surviving towers and turrets of Duckett’s Grove form a romantic profile making it one of the most photogenic historic buildings in the country. This part Cobden designed building is structurally intact and accessible to the public. Its’ precincts have been the subject of at least two international film sets and the site is a continuous mecca for paranormal groups.

The revival of two old walled gardens has been completed by Carlow County Council, the old paths revealed and the beds and borders reinstated. Stylistically the new planting schemes echo the past yet reflect changing fashions, utilising plants and planting patterns that may have evolved over time. The gardens are currently being replanted.

Duckett’s Grove Design – Craft and Food Emporium includes a large retail display area, four craft workshops featuring woodturning, stained glass and jewellery. Open Friday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. T: + 353 (0) 59 9163812 during opening times.

Tea room serving light snacks Saturday and Sunday, April – September. Serving homemade scones, cakes, tasty treats, gourmet coffee, tea and hot chocolate, homemade soup, quiche and open sandwiches. Quality and value guaranteed.Groups welcome anytime by appointment. T: Madeline Forrest + 353 (0) 85 1136075