Altamount Gardens are described as the jewel in Ireland’s gardening crown and a great place to visit in Irelands Ancient East. The Altamont Gardens consist of formal and informal gardens with riverside and lake walks covering over 40 acres, 500-year-old oaks, roses and herbaceous plants fill this sprawling garden. The estate owes much of its character to the many mature trees, both natives in the avenues and woodland areas, and exotic specimens throughout the gardens. Lawns bisected by sculpted yews slope down to a lake surrounded by rare trees and rhododendrons and lead in turn to a very different garden featuring exotic shrubs and trees. A fascinating walk through the Arboretum, Bog Garden and Ice Age Glen with its canopy of ancient oaks and huge stone outcrops leads the visitor to the River Slaney. Please note, Dogs are not allowed.