Summer at Woodstock


Kilkenny’s Natural Escape

Summer at Woodstock Gardens is a time when the gardens are in full bloom, wildlife has come out of hibernation, kids are on their summer holidays and the sun comes out and the days are longer. Here is what you can expect if you’re planning a visit to Woodstock Gardens in Kilkenny during the summer months:


Our lush gardens

In the summer, Woodstock Gardens come alive with vibrant colors and lush greenery. You can explore the extensive gardens, which feature a wide variety of plants, flowers, and trees, including rare and exotic species. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, which boast manicured lawns, elegant flower beds, and ornamental features such as fountains and statues. It’s a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.


Our woodland walks

Explore the woodland trails that wind their way through the surrounding woodland areas. These walks offer a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and provide an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. Discover the wonders of nature and the history of the estate as you walk together under blissful summer sun. Hear the birdsong, chymes of nature and other visitors enjoying their time at Woodstock. Why not check out our Spotify playlist and listen as you stroll? 



It’s historic features

Discover the historic features of Woodstock Gardens, including the restored Victorian-era Woodstock House and the charming tea rooms where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or a light meal. Learn more about Woodstock Gardens history and come explore the gardens with a fountain of knowledge before you visit. With its ongoing restoration and preservation, Woodstock House stands as enduring symbols of resilience, beauty, and the timeless allure of Ireland’s cultural heritage.


Seasonal events and activities

Keep an eye out for special events and activities that take place at Woodstock Gardens during the summer months. From guided tours and gardening workshops to outdoor concerts and family-friendly activities, there’s always something happening at Woodstock. Visiting Woodstock Gardens in Kilkenny during the summer is a wonderful way to spend a day immersed in nature, history, and beauty. Whether you’re a garden enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a peaceful retreat, Woodstock Gardens has something for everyone to enjoy.


Visit us as a family, couple or simply come enjoy the gardens as a solo explorer and we promise you’ll fall in love with our gardens this summer. For family activities, a wellness retreat, history lessons, or a trip to the tea rooms, you won’t leave Woodstock Gardens without feeling completely at one with nature!


Kilkenny’s Natural Escape