John F. Kennedy Arboretum

Ballysop , New Ross , Co. Wexford

t: +353 51 388171

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About John F. Kennedy Arboretum

John F. Kennedy Arboretum is located at Ballysop in New Ross, Co. Wexford.

The John F. Kennedy Arboretum is dedicated to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, former President of the United States from 1960 to November 1963, who was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas.

the Arboretum is a plant collection of international standing. It covers 252 hectares (623 acres) on the southern slopes and summit of Slievecoiltia. It contains 4,500 types of trees and shrubs from all temperate regions of the world, planted in botanical sequence. There are 200 forest plots grouped by continent. Special features include an Ericaceous Garden, (with 500 different rhododendrons, and many varieties of azaleas and heathers), 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 road provides access to the summit at 271m from which there are panoramic views. A Visitor Centre houses exhibitions and audio visual show. There is access for people with disabilities.

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