The Dower House

Rossanagh, Ashford, Co. Wicklow


The charming gardens surrounding this late 18 th century house were laid out towards the end of the 19th century with plantings of many fine specimens including Magnolia soulangeana ‘Alba’, Rhododendron arboreum and Camellia japonica. There are also mature specimen trees such as Luma apiculata planted c. 1880. On acquiring the property, the owners added a ‘White Garden’ in a sheltered area at the back of the house together with a wild meadow that reaches its peak in mid June, a great time to visit this splendid garden.

Described by Jane Powers as one of ‘Wicklow’s finest gardens’.


Phone: 0404 40168

M: 086 191 1275


Upcoming Events

We organise garden visits and garden-orientated tours in Ireland and overseas. We have a winter lecture programme, practical gardening workshops in Spring and Summer, a list of Partner Gardens, the RHSI Journal published three times a year, the RHSI  restoration of the walled garden at Russborough as our charity focus and an exciting Bicentenary Seminar planned for the RDS in September 2016. RHSI members have priority booking privileges but many events are also open to other interested gardeners.

RHSI Lecture by Hestor Forde

Wednesday 06 December, 2017

Airfield Estate Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School

Ballyrobert Gardens

Bantry House and Garden

Bellefield House

Benvarden Garden

Birr Castle Garden

Blarney Castle and Gardens

Burtown House and Gardens

Colclough Walled Garden

Coolaught Walled Garden

Festina Lente

Gash Gardens

Glebe Gardens

Glenavon Japanese Garden

June Blake’s Garden, Blessington

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall

Killruddery House and Gardens

Kilmokea Country Manor and Gardens

Kylemore Abbey Victorian Walled Garden

Lodge Park Walled Garden

Loughcrew Gardens

Mount Usher Gardens

Newtownbarry House and Garden

Oakfield Park Gardens

Old Deanery Garden

Rothe House Museum and Garden

Salthill Garden

Seaforde Gardens

Strokestown Park Gardens

Terra Nova Gardens

The Bay Garden

The Dower House

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Victorian Working Garden at Fota House

Woodville Walled Garden