• Rowallane (NT)

    Rowallane is a garden for all seasons with an appeal for the plantsman or the visitor who simply enjoys a walk in beautiful surroundings. In the middle of the 19th century, the Rev John Moore took the first steps to create a garden from the farmland at Rowallane. He built Read more [...]

  • Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House (NT)

    Dramatic setting on a wild coastal headland. A landscaped estate, laid out in the late 18th century. Includes family memorials, garden, fish pond, woodland and cliff walks, as well as panoramic views of Ireland’s north coast. The Rt Rev. Dr Frederick Hervey (as he was at the time), Church of Read more [...]

  • Mount Stuart House Gardens

    Consists of 300 acres of designed landscape around a spectacular High Victorian Gothic house with astrological designs, stained glass and marble. The secluded ‘wee garden’, the Victorian kitchen garden, the garden pavilion, Pinetum and Arboretum, Limetree Avenue and magnificent rhododendrons. The garden surround the 18th century house and was largely Read more [...]

  • Palm House Botanic Gardens

    The Palm House is one of the earliest examples of a curvilinear and cast iron glasshouse. Its constuction was initiated by the Belfast Botanical and Horticultural Society in the 1830s. The two wings were completed in 1840, and were built by Richard Turner of Dublin, who later built the Great Read more [...]

  • Castle Ward (NT)

    Formal and landscape gardens with specimen shrubs and trees. Woodland, lakeside and parkland walks with stunning viewpoints. Visit the horses, pigs and hens in the farmyard. Castle Ward was built in the 1760s by the first Lord Bangor, Bernhard Ward, and his wife Anne. It was built of Bath stone Read more [...]

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