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John F Kennedy Arboretum

Category: Families, Kids, Outdoors, Nature/Wildlife

Type: Forest & Woodland, Parks & Gardens, Visitor Centres

New Ross
Co Wexford
Tel: +353 51 388 171

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Gardens containing 4,500 types of trees and shrubs from all temperate regions of the world & visitor centre

John F Kennedy Arboretum

The JFK Arboretum is a plant collection that covers 252 hectares (623 acres) on the southern slopes and summit of Slievecoiltia that is dedicated to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the United States from 1960 to 1963.

It contains 4,500 types of trees and shrubs from all temperate regions of the world, planted in botanical sequence. Special features include an Ericaceous Garden, dwarf conifers, hedges, ground covers and climbing plants. The lake is the most popular part of the Arboretum, and is a haven for waterfowl.

A Visitor Centre houses exhibitions and audio visual show.

Opening Time:

Open daily, October-March 10am-5pm; April 10am-6.30pm; May-August 10am-8pm; September 10am-6.30pm. Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Admission Charge:

Adults €3; Child/Student €1; OAP/Group €2; Family €8.
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12 km south of New Ross (off R733).

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