Powerscourt dates back to the 13th century, but has undergone plenty of renovations since then. Today, people visit to see the gorgeous greenery…
|I actually saved this map of Powerscourt Gardens from two years ago, but I threatened to throw away Frank's baby shoes because they took up too much space|
We started at Tower Valley with Pepperpot Tower.
|The brochure says this tower was modeled after the pepperpot |
on Lord Powerscourt's dining room table. Not sure how to
define "pepperpot?" I had to look it up, it's a pot where you
keep black pepper. Obviously.
Next, we strolled over to the Japanese Gardens.
Unlike the Pet Cemetery, which is a little strange to have on display in a beautiful garden environment.
|We are very sad for all the animals that have passed|
But we did enjoy reading about the pets kept by families who lived at Powerscourt, including two cows.
|Poor Eugenie the Jersey Cow!|
In the following picture, you'll see the Dolphin Pond behind Frank.
|The brochure says the dolphin fountain "was |
purchased by the 7th Viscount in Paris." Not sure
what a Viscount is? I wasn't either. Apparently I
learned a lot at Powerscourt. A viscount is royalty
ranked just below an earl or count.
Then you’ll find the Walled Gardens. This was one of my favorite parts of Powerscourt because of all the beautiful flowers found inside.
|The Bamberg Gate is 240 years old. That's |
about as old as our entire nation. The Irish
have a gate as old as America.
On our way to walk out, we smiled one last time before continuing our journey around Ireland.