The County of Wicklow offers some splendid examples of historic houses and formal gardens as well as a rich treasure of smaller hidden gems. Many are located close by to the hotel so can easily be included in planning your day out. Must see visits to explore and discover are
Killruddery House and Gardens Killruddery is located across the road from The Wilton Hotel. Killruddery House and Gardens hosts many activities within its 800 acre estate that families would love. Special family-orientated features include a Faerie Woodland Village and a Giant Sandpit in the Apple Orchard. You may also enjoy a walk around the huge gardens, or visit its on site café.
Festina Lente Gardens Bray The Festina Lente Charity Walled Victorian Gardens have been loving restored by Festina Lente to their original Garden in Ireland and contains many beautiful features and stunning fauna and flora
Powerscourt House and Gardens Located in Enniskerry (15min drive from The Wilton Hotel). Step inside and explore the magnificent 47 acre gardens, ranked 3rd best in the World. Marvel at the sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues aornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walk.
Mount Usher Gardens Mount Usher Gardens located at Ashford (20min drive from The Wilton Hotel), was laid out in 1868. It is spread on twenty acres of land along River Vartry, having more than 5000 plant species.
National Botanic Garden Kilmaccuragh An Eighteenth- Centrury Arboretum located in Kilmaccuragh (30min drive from The Wilton Hotel). Around the ruins of a fine Queen Anne style house lie 52 acres of wild Robinsonian gardens