Initiative and knowledge, handed down through four generations of Walpoles, has seen Mount Usher grow from a mere potato patch in 1860 to one of Ireland's finest gardens of today. Mount Usher is a haven for the plantsman as well as for those seeking beauty and harmony.
Laid out along the banks of the river Vartry, Mount Usher represents the Robinsonian style, i.e. informality and natural design. Trees and shrubs introduced from many parts of the world are planted in harmony with woodland and shade loving plants. A magnificent vista opens on to a sea of spring-flowering bulbs spread throughout the meadows. The river with its weirs and waterfalls is enhanced by attractive suspension bridges from which spcctacular and romantic views may be enjoyed.