Mount Juliet Estate Gardens
Nature plays a key role in our wellbeing, and the gardens at Mount Juliet are our pride and joy, offering true beauty and so many feel-good moments. Wide open spaces, exquisitely planted; ancient trees and rolling lawns; flowing water and fragrant flowers; our gardens offer instant serenity, harmony and beauty.
Follow a woodland trail with a picnic in hand, or simply sit a while. Listen to birdsong or inhale the fragrant notes of flowerbeds bursting with colour. However you choose to enjoy our exquisite gardens, we’re certain you’ll relish the pleasure of the many historic secrets and styles, many dating back to the 18th century.
Maybe you’ll love the wilder, rockier delights of the garden that winds its way up to the entrance of the Manor House. Perhaps you’ll fall for the romance of the old rose garden, where glorious modern and heritage roses bloom side-by-side. For certain, you’ll want to linger in our walled ornamental garden, a true highlight of the estate. With its double-herbaceous borders and famous ‘moongate’ – designed to perfectly frame the setting sun – this magical place changes in tune with the seasons.
Plot your own path, or discover each of our 4 walking trails, carefully developed to showcase the very best of the estate, and suitable for all fitness levels.
The Grove Trail
From the front door of the Manor House turn right and follow the road. On your left, you will see the beautiful Turkish oak tree, known as an angel tree as its branches grow outwards like wings. Continue along the road to the waterfall –Jeff’s Cascade. Just after the entrance to Walton’s Grove, follow the trail on the right which takes you down through the woodland with Walton’s Grove on your left. When the trail bends and the river is on your left, follow the trail as it loops back towards the Manor House. Once the River Nore is on your left, you can choose to join the River Trail Walk or stay on the Grove Trail.
Distance: 2.5km, Time: A 25 minute brisk walk.
The Lakes Trail
Start the Lakes Trail by heading towards the White Bridge and take the right down by the River Nore. The track leads you around each of the lakes and by Pebble Beach. Heading back towards the Manor House you can take the same route you came from by the River Nore or head up towards our Jack Nicklaus signature designed golf course.
Distance: 3.5km, Time: A 35 minute brisk walk.
The River Walk
The River Walk lets you take in the River Nore and views of Ballylinch stud. Turn right from the Manor House, when you reach the Fairy Tree head to Jeff’s Cascade and down to the River Nore. Walk along the banks of the River Nore and follow the trail which loops around Georges Wall and back to the bank to where you came from.
Distance: 2km, Time: A 20 minute brisk walk.
The Walled Garden and Fairy Trail
Starting at Hunter’s Yard Hotel walk towards the road, turn right which will lead you towards the Walled Garden. Take the right and walk through the Pillar Gate into the Walled Garden and turn left when you reach the moon gate. Follow the path past the playground and take the left into our Fairy Garden. Walk by our tennis court and follow the border path to the gravel. When you reach the road turn left and follow the road to our waterfall. Return back along the road that you came from, past the Manor House and Jack Nicklaus signature designed golf course to Hunter’s Yard.
Distance: 1.5km, Time: A 15 minute brisk walk.