This month’s outing is to Altamont Gardens Co. Carlow. We’ve been there on a few occasions before and it has always been a successful outing.
The Snowdrops are at their best at the moment. The Gardens open at 9am and close at 4pm. There’s a walled garden café in the gardens and it hopes to open Sunday Feb 11. It is free into the gardens and the cost of the car park is €2.00 for the day.
Having been there before Esther advises that you bring plenty of black bags for getting down and dirty as the closer you get to the Snowdrops the better photo you will get. You could also bring along a bottle of water which you can spray on the flowers for a wonderful effect.
The weather on Sunday is due to be cold at 5 degrees with sunshine and a few showers. The journey time from the library to the gardens is approximately 1 hour 16 minutes and the distance is 106 km. In previous years we have gone for lunch which works out great or else some people even suggested breakfast in the Forge Restaurant.
Meet at the Library Car Park as usual at 09.15 am. Please check Altamont Gardens for further information.