Wicklow’s nickname is ‘The Garden of Ireland’ and for good reason. Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort in Wicklow is surrounded by majestic mountains, valleys, and rugged beauty. We want our guests to enjoy the unbelievable beauty of the local area and its must-see attractions while they enjoy a gardening escape in Wicklow. We have paired with June Blake, a local gardener to create a heavenly garden hotel break which includes a stay in our luxury resort in Wicklow. Places are limited for this unique escape which takes place from Sunday 19th of June until Tuesday the 21st of June.
The Garden of Ireland
Wicklow is an abundance of green, natural beauty, from the world-renowned Mount Usher to Powerscourt Gardens – which were voted the third best garden in the world by National Geographic. It’s not hard to see where the nickname comes from. The temperate climate allows a wide variety of trees, plants, and shrubs to grow and thrive year-round. The county is famous for having some of Ireland’s most stunning planted and natural gardens. As well as the gardens, visitors are treated to breathtaking mountains and beautiful beaches. Wicklow is a magical place to visit and a short distance from the capital city, Dublin.
June Blake’s Garden
One of the must-visit gardens in Wicklow is June Blake’s Garden in Blessington, Co. Wicklow. Spread over three acres, the gardens were once an expanse of unkempt green field but with a little imagination and a lot of hard work, June has turned this uninspiring field into one of the highlights of a trip to Wicklow. With careful design and considerate planting, the garden is now home to all sorts of wildlife and thrives all year. The gardens wrap around June’s Victorian farmhouse and farm buildings creating an encompassing beautiful green space. A highlight of the year is the annual 7000-strong tulip display in May, which June painstakingly plants every year. The garden is completely organic and an absolute gem in the Garden of Ireland.
The Gardener’s Get Away
Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort has teamed up with June Blake’s Gardens to create a gardening package that any green-fingered traveller will love. The package includes two nights in the stunning Tulfarris Hotel Wicklow, dinner in our in-house restaurant Fia Rua, bed and breakfast each morning, a guided tour of June’s garden and a gardening workshop with June Blake herself. This exclusive workshop is perfect for gardening novices or experts with pro tips from June herself about propagation, what to plant & when and other tips to get the most from your garden. The package also includes a picnic prepared by our team of talented chefs in our Wicklow hotel to enjoy while you take in the stunning beauty of the gardens. Guests who book directly via Tulfarris Hotel website will also receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco.
“Gardening is real joy,” said June. “It’s wonderful to see those little green shoots peeping up over the soil and then watching the leaves unfurl to display their fabulous early summer costumes. May is tulip season for us here at the gardens and visitors on the Tulfarris Gardener’s Get Away will see first-hand the vibrant colours that these stunning flowers are so famous for. I’m looking forward to meeting gardeners of all levels and my workshop is suitable for experienced gardeners and novices alike.”
Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort County Wicklow
Tulfarris is an oasis of calm, less than an hour from the bustling capital city. Our Wicklow hotel enjoys a fantastic location, set on the shores of the famous Blessington Lakes surrounded by greenery, gardens and gorgeousness. All of the bedrooms at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort have been newly renovated alongside the in-house restaurant and bar offering a truly luxurious stay to guests and visitors. Local attractions include the historic, Palladian Russborough House and Gardens where alongside the architecture, you’ll find the walled garden, maze, and extensive parklands. You can also pay a visit to the National Bird of Prey Centre where owls, falcons and birds of prey from all over the world can be admired.
The Gardener’s Get Away will run from Sunday, 18th of June until Tuesday the 21st of June and is priced from €244 per person sharing. To book The Gardener’s Get Away package log on to www.tulfarrishotel.com or call (045) 867 600.