Two Open Gardens Sat 6th & and One on Sunday 7th July 2013

Posted: 4/7/2013

We are thrilled to offer you two gardens open in the one weekend. We look forward to welcoming you at one or other or even at BOTH!

Check out the locations and details below

Saturday 6th. July ONLY                   from 2 – 5pm

Misses Mary and Kathleen McKeown, Hill Cottage, 40 Duntybryan Road, Draperstown, Co.Londonderry, BT45 7HL.

A charming one acre garden which is mostly hidden behind the cottage. There is a large pond surrounded by various shrubs and perennials. The upper garden takes in a gazebo and a recently erected arbour where you can sit and view the area of the garden leading down to the pond. The garden to the front of the house takes the form of a cottage garden; an extensive view of this garden can be seen while sitting in the summerhouse which is situated in the bottom right hand corner of the front garden. The garden was featured on the BBC television programme “Greenmount Gardens” and more recently in the ‘Irish Garden’ magazine.

Mostly suitable for wheelchairs.

Location: From Tobermore and Draperstown take the B41. Approx 2 miles along the road there is a bus shelter, (right hand side coming from Tobermore, left hand side coming from Draperstown). Take road at bus shelter (Duntybryan Road) and the house is approx. 0.25 miles along this road on the left. White and black cottage style house – Hill Cottage No 40 is on the wall.

Plant Stall/Teas

Open both Saturday 6 & Sunday 7th July         from 2 - 5pm

Hugh Jackson and Judith O’Keeffe, 30A Ballynulto Road, Glenwherry, Co.Antrim, BT42 4RJ.


Transplanted Canadians Judith and Hugh have accepted the challenges of gardening in clay soil and windy conditions by planting a prairie style garden in the “shadow of Slemish”. This easily maintained garden is surrounded by stunning natural landscape. Grasses, Crocosmia, Astrantia and Cornus Alba are mass planted to form textural masses and summer flowing displays. Stone walls contribute additional texture to this rural site. Mostly suitable for wheelchairs. 

Location: A36 Ballymena to Larne, 0.5 miles east of B94 turn left onto Ballynulto Road for 0.8 miles. The garden is on the east side.

Plant Stall/Teas

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