Open Garden 29 & 30th June

Posted: 30/6/2019

Open Garden 29 & 30th June open from 2-5pm

Joy and Maurice Parkinson,154 Ballyrobert Road, Ballyclare, BT39 9RT

Maurice and Joy Parkinson have, over the past twenty years designed and built this unique garden on the site of a 16-acre seventeenth-century farm, steeped in local and national history.

The original cottage, barn, and farmyard have been sensitively integrated within a six-acre, Robinsonian style garden containing one of the Province’s most extensive plant collections laid out in sweeping borders and intimate settings. Delightful features including the traditional entrance, a fairy tree, a ‘hole’ tree and a two-acre ‘spiral’, sit handsomely alongside a formal garden, lawns, lake, streams, orchard, meadows and woodland.

This garden was selected by the BBC to demonstrate high quality naturalistic gardening and by the Guardian newspaper as one of the top ten secret gardens in the UK. Tours and demonstrations on both days will illustrate techniques of wildlife and ‘naturalistic’ gardening. See Partially suitable for wheelchairs.

Location: Situated on the edge of Ballyrobert village on the B59 between Corrs Corner roundabout at Glengormley and Ballyclare.

Plants stall/teas

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