The Powerscourt Blog

Win €250 worth of autumn plants!

Posted by Aoife O'Driscoll on Sep 19, 2017 3:48:31 PM

Be in with a chance to win some stylish autumn and winter plants to adorn your front door, patio, back garden or garden landscaping. We have €250 worth of plants to give away to one lucky winner!!


Whether you are looking for an instant burst of colour, an elegant look, a sunny, tropical style, a warm welcome or a natural, woodland style our horticulturalists will give you a personalised shopping experience to help you select what will best suit your garden.

Autumn plants

Enter our competition and choose from fabulous berried Plants and different textured blooms and foliage. Get your winter garden looking chic and cheerful with Powerscourt Garden Pavilion!


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Win a Family Annual Membership of Powerscourt Estate for one year!

Posted by Aoife O'Driscoll on Jan 24, 2013 10:33:00 AM


Win Annual Membership of Powerscourt Estate for your family for one year by answering this question!

"Is Powerscourt a place to visit more than one, and why?" 

To enter, send your answer together with your name, email address and phone number to The most intriguing and clear answer will win!

We will publish the answers on this blog as the competition goes on.

Competition Closing Date: 4/2/2013, 5pm

Good luck everyone! :)


About Annual Membership of Powerscourt:

Annual membership allows unlimited entry to Powerscourt Gardens, Waterfall and River Walk during normal opening hours. 

The prize of family membership is worth €160.00 and is for two adults and up to four children.

Find out more about Annual membership of Powerscourt.

Aoife O'Driscoll, Marketing Manager Powerscourt Estate


  • Jimmy: "It's the most peaceful, tranquil and spectacular place to visit and there is something for all to enjoy."
  • Susan: The grandeur and beauty of Powerscourt never ceases to amaze my young family and me. One can never get enough of the beautiful house, gardens and surrounding natural beauty! Every time we go, we discover something else, whether it's the flowers and fauna that change with the seasons, the amazing food or finding something unique and special in your great shops, we'd go every day if we could." 
  • Elaine: "Powerscourt is a place to visit more than once because it is a stunning place with the lovely walks & the Japanese gardens & the garden centre & house. We've been a number of times & the kids just love it. You can literally spend the whole day there. We especially love the Waterfall it truly is amazing. Always well worth a visit."
  • Vicky: 11 reasons to visit and re-visit Powerscourt
  • Carol: "Powerscourt is a place to return to again and again. In fact you can return every day and see something different. First of all there is Powerscourt Estate itself. This includes all the gardens and what is in the gardens. You could visit the Pepperpot Tower, The Fountains, The Old Walled Fruit Garden, The Pet Cemetery, The Dolphin pond, The Japanese garden to name but a few. The flowers and shrubs change according to the season, so the beauty is consistently changing. You can visit the shopping area, buy lovely food, gifts, clothes etc . You can visit the restaurant and enjoy a full lunch or a yummy treat and a coffee and gaze out over the beautiful scenery and grounds as you take a break. You can learn about the history of Powerscourt House. You can visit the Garden Centre, browse at leisure and get some expert advice about plants, gardens, bbqs etc. You can take a trip down to The River Walk and have a leisurely stroll or cycle enjoying the peace and tranquility of an area reserved for members only. You can bring a rug or fold up chair and sit on the river beach area and enjoy the scenery and running water, have a picnic. In Spring this is a lovely area for wild bluebells and primroses. You can also go to the Powerscourt Waterfall with this annual ticket and enjoy the cascading waterfall, a multitude of walks, adventure playground, have a bbq.
    The list of things to see and do is endless. We have been annual members for many many years since our first child was quite small. He is now 23 years old!! I would heartily recommend the Powerscourt annual ticket to others. You will indeed get a year of enjoyment for the whole family. I would just like to add that we have celebrated some of the most important moments of family life here too. We annually organise a family Easter egg hunt at the River Walk, have visited Santa here when the children were small and celebrated many birthdays and special moments here. So many thanks, Powerscourt."
  • Karen: "Visiting Powerscourt throughout the year allows families to be together regardless of the season and children to learn about nature. Memories are made that will be treasured forever and passed on through generations."
  • Alan: "To be honest I have never visited Powerscourt before but by looking at the photos it looks amazing and all the wonderful comments you get from visitors always something good said. I hope to bring the family up this summer, would have a brilliant day out."
  • Deirdre: "Oh how I'd love to win this. We have been members for a few years. Powerscourt is a place we visit every couple of weeks. It's our piece of heaven!"
  • Ruth: "Powerscourt is a place to visit more than once because it is a place like no other in the world where we can walk, picnic and relax with our kids where we are all safe and escape from the pressures of everyday life. We have been members for 15 years."
  • Joan: "Is Powerscourt a place to visit more than one, and why? No because Powerscourt has 11 things to do and see, and when u have done them and loved them, you would need 11 more visits to experience it all again."
  • Dave: "Powerscourt is definitely a place to visit more than once because there is something for everyone! The promenade, house, restaurant, shops and gardens are wonderful both for those who've never been and for those regulars who need to have their batteries recharged every so often. It's a seasonal thing and so many options! The waterfall is a wonderful all-seasons retreat, and the riverwalk is a must, both for those who want a wonderful walk with mysterious options and undiscovered trails and for for those who need space, time and wonderful scenery. In short, Powerscourt sums up the richness of a place local to Dublin and yet completely different."
  • Will: "If you seek beauty, peace and splendour, you will want to visit Powerscourt. But because Powerscourt so uniquely reflects how humankind can be inspired by nature, you will want to return, time and again, along or with friends; and no visit is content without the promise of another."
  • Carol: "Powerscourt House is a beautiful sight, and the waterfall stunning - it's power and it's might...You'll never see so many flowers in one place, for the gardens - so big, you could see them from space...With grottos and fish ponds to peruse and survey, leave yourselves time - you can stay all day...there's the terraces cafe and the avoca store, the garden pavilion and much, much more...Tara's Palace is a wonderful treasure...For kids of all ages - giving hours of pleasure...if your child had a pet, there's one place they must see, take them to look at the pet cemetery. Then just down the drive - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Relax with a coffee, the foyer is swell. So my fingers are crossed, and my toes are too, that my family might win this fab prize from you!
  • Elaine: "Yes, of course. Because of it's beauty all year round. Something to see for every season."
  • Nuala: "Yes, it's a great place to visit, I have been going there more years than I care to remember, my children and their children spend many a weekend visiting the waterfall and the magnificent gardens, a truly great destination. I buy my plants in the garden centre, and enjoy lunch in Avoca."
  • Anne: "it takes more than one visit to see Powerscourt changes with the seasons. :-)"
  • Francie: "I've not been, not even once, but would love to go, and more than once. It looks so beautiful in your photos."
  • Michele: "We used to go there so often when the children were young. There was always  something different to see and explore . Even if I don't win I am reminded to pay a visit to Powerscourt and relive those great trips. It is definitely a place to visit more than once, at any time of year and at any time of life."
  • Nicola: "I would love to win the family pass. I have been a member for 7 years but unfortunately due to financial constraints have been unable to renew and now walk the avenue as a small substitute. Nothing compares to the river walk. It is such a magical place. You can't help but temporarily forget your worries. It's good for the soul. I just love it and would so love to win the pass."
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Topics: Powerscourt Gardens, Powerscourt Estate, Powerscourt Waterfall, Competitions

Competition Time! Win 2 Tickets to GhostHunter's Eve at Powerscourt

Posted by Aoife O'Driscoll on Jan 15, 2013 11:33:00 AM


Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry, County Wicklow is very excited to welcome the Irish Ghost Hunter's Team to conduct the first ever public paranormal investigation since the estate was formed in 1302. There have been many reported strange happenings and sightings in recent years so we felt it was time to call in the Irish Ghost Hunters and investigate.

Ghost Hunters Ireland


Competition Time!

We are giving away 2 tickets to an evening with the Irish Ghost Hunters on March 1st 2013 from 9pm until late. Find out more about the event here.


How to enter:

To enter simply post a comment on our blog* stating in 140 characters or less what has been your most scary experience? 

*We are also putting the competition on Twitter, hence the 140 characters idea!! You can enter through Twitter too by tweeting your answer to @thepowerscourt.

Closing Date for entries: Tuesday 22nd January at 5pm


Event Details

Venue: Powerscourt House, Powerscourt Estate Enniskerry, County Wicklow.

Contact Details: W: T: (01) 204 6000

Date and Time: Friday March 1st 2013, 9pm till late

Booking Essential: Please call 01-204 6000 to book: Monday-Friday, 9.30am – 5pm

Cost: €55 per person, refreshments included 

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Topics: Powerscourt Estate, Powerscourt House, Competitions

Winners of Powerscourt Estate's Summer Competition

Posted by Aoife O'Driscoll on Jul 6, 2012 4:37:00 PM


Thanks so much everyone for taking part in our summer competition. We really appreciate the enthusiasm and for getting involved. We hope you all had a great summer :)


The winner of Annual Membership to Powerscourt Estate is Teresa Myers! Congratulations :) Teresa wins membership for one year to the gardens, waterfall and river walk for 2 adults and up to 4 children, a prize worth €160.00. We hope you enjoy over the next year Teresa!


Michelle Mullins, Winner on 6th July 2012! 

Marie Parton, Winner on 13th July 2012

Triona Driscoll, Winner on 20th July 2012

Peter Henry, Winner on 27th July 2012

Eddie Kelly, Winner on 3rd August 2012

Henry & Patrice Kieran, Winner on 10th August

Derry Walsh Winner on 24th August (for 17th August prize)

Shaunagh Kenny Winner on 24th August 

Teresa Mysers, Winner of Annual Membership on 31st August

Powerscourt Gardens

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Powerscourt Garden Pavilion BBQ Competition Winner!

Posted by Aoife O'Driscoll on Jun 19, 2012 3:56:00 PM

BBQ Competition Winner!

The winner of our BBQ competition is Heather Hamilton from County Dublin! Congratulations Heather. Heather walks away with a fantastic Ergo Gas BBQ from leading brand Swiss grill worth €300! We hope you enjoy Heather :)

Barbecue Wicklow


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Win this Swiss Grill BBQ worth over €300 from the Garden Pavilion!

Posted by Aoife O'Driscoll on Jun 1, 2012 12:05:00 PM



Powerscourt Garden Pavilion

Win This Beautiful BBQ!

Win this fantastic Ergo Gas BBQ from leading brand Swiss grill worth €300! This great cooking companion includes a durable stainless steel hood, a rust resistant enamel coated cooking grid and a warming rack to keep those BBQ goodies hot. It has two stainless steel burners to quickly and efficiently heat up the grill to speed up cooking so you can enjoy your evening! Last but not least it features the Swiss Grill bottle opener! The Swiss Grill company has been making barbecues for 24 years and they produce BBQ’s that look fantastic, work well and most importantly, last. 

How To Enter

Send your Name, Address, Email Address and Phone Number to

The closing date for entries is 5pm on 15th June 2012. Good luck and thanks for entering!

If you would prefer not to be added to our mailing list please add in 'Do not Mail' to your email.

For more information on our Barbecue range check out our new stock on the Garden Pavilion website

Barbecue Wicklow


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Winner of €399 Sunlounger from Powerscourt Garden Pavilion

Posted by Aoife O'Driscoll on Jun 1, 2012 10:40:00 AM



The winner of our stunning Devonshire Sunlounger from LeisureGrow is Pauline McElhone from Dublin! Congratulations Pauline! We hope you enjoy many warm summer days in your garden on the lounger :)

Garden Centre Dublin

We have lots more beautiful furniture sets and outdoor accessories in store from Leisure Grow to set your garden up in summer style! See our latest offerings below. Call in-store to get the latest special offers and discounts on our garden furniture.

 Garden Furniture Wicklow

  •  Gold Coast 4 Seater Set €699
The Champagne coloured Gold Coast Collection is elegant and timeless and will look beautiful in any garden. It features classic design, anti-rust aluminium and is low maintenance. Perfect for summer BBQs with family and friends!

Garden Furniture Dublin
  • Gold Coast Swing €349
Garden Centre Wicklow
  • Leisure Grow Picnic Sets from €37.99
Enjoy your summer picnics in style with LeisureGrow picnic bags, made from strong polyester with a stylish two-tone mustard and brown colourway with traditional tartan accessories. Include plates, high spec stainless steel cutlery and drinkware for your perfect picnic outdoors!
Click here for our latest special offers 
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Topics: Powerscourt Garden Pavilion, Powerscourt Estate, Competitions

2012 Summer Hanging Basket Competition at the Garden Pavilion!

Posted by Aoife O'Driscoll on May 10, 2012 10:20:00 AM


The 2012 Summer Hanging Basket Competition at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion has begun!!

Garden Centre Wicklow

About the Competiton

Create the most ORIGINAL and SPECTACULAR summer hanging basket to be in with a chance to win a €50 Voucher to spend on goodies in the Garden Pavilion! We can't wait to see your basket beauties! Photos of all entries will be uploaded onto our website and social media after the competition has ended so we can all enjoy them!

The prize:  €50 Voucher to spend in Powerscourt Garden Pavilion 

How To Enter:

By Email: Send a photo of your summer hanging basket to and include your Name, Address, Email Address and Phone Number alongside your entry. If you would prefer not to be added to our mailing list please add in 'Do not Mail' to your email. 

By Post: Send a photo of your summer hanging basket to Aoife O'Driscoll, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, County Wicklow. Please include your Name, Address, Email Address and Phone Number alongside your entry. It will not be possible to return any photos sent to us. 

In Store: You can also enter the competition by filling in a form at the Garden Pavilion.

Closing Date: The closing date for entries is 5pm on 28th June. Good luck and thanks for entering!

Garden Wicklow

Top Tips:

Click here for our top tips to create a beautiful hanging basket at home!

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Win Fantastic Garden Furniture for your Garden worth €399

Posted by Aoife O'Driscoll on Apr 16, 2012 10:36:00 AM

About the Competiton

Set your garden up in style this summer with our competition to win a Devonshire Sunlounger from LeisureGrow. The stunning Devonshire collection was inspired by decadent design. The Devonshire range is our premium cast aluminium range due to the detail in design and finish. Cast aluminium is anti-rust and easy to maintain. The prize is worth a whopping €399 so get entering today!

The prize:

Devonshire Sunlounger resized 600

*Sunlounger only, table not included

How To Enter

Send your Name, Address, Email Address and Phone Number to

The closing date for entries is 5pm on 31st May 2012. Good luck and thanks for entering!

If you would prefer not to be added to our mailing list please add in 'Do not Mail' to your email.

For more information on our Leisuregrow range check out our new stock at the Garden Pavilion

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Winners of the South Coast Dublin Sightseeing Tour Competition

Posted by Aoife O'Driscoll on Mar 29, 2012 3:38:00 PM

Hello everyone!

We are delighted to let you know we have three winners for our recent South Coast Tour Competition, courtesy of Dublin Bus Tours 

The winners are: Clare O'Connor Campbell, Michael Breen and Denis Mc Auliffe.

Many thanks to everyone who entered! For more information on the South Coast Tour, please click here. If the weather continues to be warm and sunny, can you imagine a more beautiful way to spend a day than by the coast and Powerscourt Gardens?

Powerscourt Dublin Bus

Powerscourt Gardens

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