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                    Kilkenny County Council recently secured grant aid, under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS), for the rehabilitation of existing tracks and trails in Woodstock. During the various phases in the work, there will be some short term disruption to individual tracks and trails which will […]

♫♪ Dawn Chorus at Woodstock ♫♪ Dawn Chorus Event and Nature Walk led by Pat Durkin of Birdwatch Ireland Date: Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May 2018 Time: 05.00 am (but come earlier if you would like to enjoy the first notes) Venue: Meet in car park at Woodstock Gardens   NB Dress warmly Hot drinks […]

Opening Hours : The opening hours vary with the seasons and with available daylight. Summer: (April to September) 9 am to 7 pm Winter: (October to March) 9 am to 4 pm This is for your own safety.

Woodstock gardens will partially re-open on Saturday the 28th of October. Certain areas will remain off limits as the clean up following Storm Ophelia continues. The woodland walks and avenues will be closed but the remainder of the gardens, the playground and the tea room will be open. We would ask visitors to please respect […]

Woodstock – An Autumn Tale 24th September, 2017 FAO’s Is there an entrance fee? There will be no entrance fee to the event. However normal car park charges will apply, which is €4 payable on your exit from the car park (coin only). Do I need to book in advance? Yes, you must book your […]

Woodstock  – An Autumn Tale September 2017   This event took place in Woodstock Gardens, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny on the 24th September 2017    

A unique outdoor wedding venue             If you are thinking of a unique and intimate location for a civil ceremony then the Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum might just be the venue for you.  We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies in our magnificent gardens and picturesque woodlands, the perfect backdrop […]

            If you are thinking of a unique and intimate location for civil ceremony then the Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum might just be the venue for you.  We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies in our magnificent gardens and picturesque woodlands, the perfect backdrop for your precious photographs.  New for […]

Also known as the Pleasure Grounds, the Arboretum at Woodstock was the focus of a considerable amount of exotic tree planting during the 19th Century. The area which is located on gently rising ground was chosen to display the choice trees to their best advantage. An important component of the Pleasure Grounds were the Rhododendrons, […]

It was observed by William Miller following a visit to Woodstock that the trees did not do very well at first, making little ‘new growth and got rusted , which was owing to the wet, ingenial nature of the soil and subsoil’. However when the new head gardener, Charles McDonald, arrived at Woodstock in 1860, […]