IMPORTANT NOTICE - OPENING CANCELLED - DUE TO FAMILY BEREAVEMENT. Mr Michael and Mrs Geraldine Galloway, Downpatrick - 7AQ

Event Details

25/5/2019 - 26/5/2019
Open Gardens
1 Ballytrustan Road, Downpatrick, BT30 7AQ


This unique seven-acre garden lies in Lecale, four miles east of Downpatrick and was created by the late Dr Magill over the last five decades of the twentieth century. He transformed a disused quarry into a large sheltered amphitheatre surrounded by trees and shrubs.

The present owners have maintained and improved the garden, noted for its collection of rhododendrons. Views into the garden as well as the surrounding countryside are obtained from a circular path through the trees around the quarry rim. Considerable peripheral planting of native trees has been carried out.

The garden is partially suitable for wheelchairs and children must be strictly supervised due to the dangerous cliff faces.

Location: From Downpatrick: follow the B1 Ardglass Road. At the Downshire Hospital continue straight ahead on the Ballyhornan Road. At the next crossroads after Ballyalton, turn left into Ballytrustan Road and the garden is on the right.

Plant stall/teas

Posted: 23/4/2019

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