Emo Court & Gardens
Emo Court demesne is the second largest walled park in Europe, after the Phoenix Park in Dublin. The parkland with formal lawns, mature trees and a nursery lake all located against the backdrop of Emo Court, a neo-classical mansion designed in 1790 by James Gandon.
At the front of the house the Wellingtonia Avenue runs for 1 mile. It is named after the Sequoiadendron giganteum, which line it. Behind the house the arboretum covers approximately 20 acres. Here grass pathways meander through an impressive variety of trees such as the Bhutan Pine, the Tulip Tree (Liriodendron Tulipefera) the Handkerchief Tree (Davidia involucrata) and cedars. Also interesting is the lime tree avenue.
Open hours: January, February , November and December 8.30am - 4.30pm March and October 8.30 am - 5.00pm April and September 8.30am - 7.00pm May, June, July and August 8.30am - 8.30pm