Sprinkle some Christmas magic at Waterford’s Mount Congreve gardens
Waterford’s stunning Mount Congreve Gardens has opened its first Christmas-themed event.
The 70-acre gardens is now playing host to Woodland Lights, where visitors can enjois a stroll through the stunning gardens and soak up a wonderful festive atmosphere within the walled gardens.
Visitors enter the four-acre walled gardens under a canopy of twinkling lights as they begin their festive voyage through the glistening lights leading into the wonder of the lit-up walled garden and Georgian glasshouses.
The Café at Mount Congreve Gardens is also open late for visitors to enjoy delicious hot chocolate or spiced drinks after their woodland walk. Mount Congreve Gardens also offers direct access to and from the Waterford Greenway.
The spectacular Christmas event marks the culmination of a hugely successful year for Mount Congreve. It is the final of 10 special events hosted at the famous gardens over the last 12 months, a year which has seen visitor numbers to the site increase by by 15%.
Mount Congreve Estate Manager Ray Sinnott said: “We are delighted to announce growth in visitor numbers to Mount Congreve Gardens. We commenced this year with an ambition to reach new audiences and create special and unique events attracting visitors into the gardens whom may have never thought to visit prior to now, as we know once they come and see what is on offer they will most certainly come back and share the details of what a beautiful place Mount Congreve is with their friends and family.
“We also launched a new website in early 2019, a new seamless ticketing solution, new membership packages for families and for individuals, a series of new events and committed to a communications and marketing campaign which has seen Mount Congreve Gardens feature across TV along with national, regional and local print and radio and online and we have lots of new ideas and ambitious plans for 2020.”
Woodland Lights is now open from Thursday to Sunday, from noon to 7pm until January 5.