The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Arboretum is a site in Wexford County that was built in memory of U.S.-Irish President JFK. Covering an area of over 252 hectares, the site brings together rare plants, including trees and plants from all temperate corners of the world. A nature or botanical lover will find it easy to enjoy an afternoon visit.
After paying the entrance fee (3€), you can freely visit the 252 hectares of forests, plains and lakes to discover the beauty and diversity of the plants that live there. You will be able to count more than 4,500 different species of trees, all grouped by forest groups for a greater coherence in the recreation of the environment.
Don’t miss the ericaceous garden with more than 500 species of rhododendrons: they stretch as far as the eye can see and come in all sorts of colours, each one more beautiful than the next (this will also be an opportunity for the amateur photographer to practice the art of floral photography!).
Wherever you go, it’s all lush nature and incredible greenery. The highlight of the show is at the Arboretum Lake: you can easily stop there for a few moments and contemplate the silence of nature in an incredible setting.
Finally, if you feel in the mood for a little walk, we recommend that you take a small road that will take you to a peak that rises to over 271 metres above sea level: the view is simply magical!