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Monday, July 23, 2012

Ireland Trip - Powerscourt Gardens

Powerscourt House and Gardens, located near Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland, is a 68 room country estate.  
The house, originally a 13th century castle, was extensively altered during the 18th century by German architect Richard Cassels, starting in 1731 and finishing in 1741. A fire in 1974 left the house lying as a shell until it was renovated in 1996.

The house and gardens sit on 47 acres.

The gardens include an Italian garden, a Japanese garden and a walled garden and include species from around the world.

 The Monkey Puzzle tree is native to central and southern Chile, western Argentina and southern Brazil.

A close up of the Monkey Puzzle tree

Back of the house and gardens.

I wanted a photo of the two pegasus flanking the sidewalk on the way to the pond so Jolene walked down to the second patio are to get this photo.

I enjoyed the view on the upper patio while she took the Pegasus photos.
Jolene found a skinny, circular stairway in the tower and checked out the view from up there.

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