Johnstown Castle and gardens are beautiful ornamental gardens located near Wexford town. They feature over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs making it a magnificent place for representing a solemn and wild garden. The castle’s purpose, for the last 50 years is to undertake conservation work and share this authentic, historic experience with its visitors.
In 1863, the gardens had accumulated over 1,000 acres of land, including the castle, gardens, 2 lakes and a farm. The glimpse of Johnstown castle reflecting off the lake and the delightful pathway for wanderers to explore keeps visitors coming back!
The Irish Agricultural Museum is also on-site, which displays what farming and rural life were like in the countryside. There is a great deal of restored works vehicles that were used on farms across Ireland. You can enjoy a picnic in the museum courtyard or even the sunken Italian gardens and watch the peacocks strut their stuff and display their spectacular feathers. If you have brought your little tots along too – they can enjoy taking part in quizzes and trails along with the gardens!