Open Gardens 2018

Open gardens offer a rare opportunity to explore the secrets of hidden and private gardens not usually open to the public and the Ulster Gardens Scheme is bringing together a spectacular array for summer 2018. Whether you’re a keen gardener eager for some helpful tips, or you simply enjoy the splendour and beauty of unusual plants, there will be something for everyone to enjoy in charming surroundings. While you’re there browse the plant stalls for that special plant or relax with a cup of tea.

Admission £4

All funds raised help support National Trust gardens in Northern Ireland

It is regretted that dogs cannot be admitted even on a lead and thatNational Trust Membership Cards are not valid for entry to private gardens open under the scheme.

Queen Mary House, Kircubbin

26/5/2018 14:00 - 27/5/2018 17:00
13 Rowreagh Road, Kircubbin, BT22 1AS

A four and a half acre garden occupying an enviable position on the shores of Strangford Lough and offering panoramic views of the Lough.

Holly House Garden, Crumlin

16/6/2018 14:00 - 17/6/2018 17:00
3 Ballyutoag Hill, Nutts Corner, Crumlin, BT29 4UH

Holly House garden is an area of six acres created out of farmland over the past 17 years.

Kilcoan Gardens, Islandmagee

23/6/2018 14:00 - 24/6/2018 17:00
Kilcoan Gardens

The gardens are situated on the peninsula of Islandmagee with beautiful views over Larne Lough.

Tall Trees Cottage, Crumlin

30/6/2018 14:00 - 1/7/2018 17:00
18 Garlandstown Road, Crumlin, Co.Antrim, BT29 4HH

Last opened for the UGS eighteen years ago, this is a lovely one acre cottage garden, with a dedicated rose garden.

Azeem, Dungannon

7/7/2018 14:00 - 8/7/2018 17:00
50 Killyman Road, Dungannon, BT71 6DE

Attractive, nearly three acres of landscaped garden with an interesting collection of conifers, specimen trees, shrubs, herbaceous borders, island beds, and scree. 

Mount Charles North, Newry

4/8/2018 14:00 - 5/8/2018 17:00
7 Mount Charles North, Bessbrook, Newry, BT35 7DW

This garden is in the delightful 18th century village of Bessbrook. A connoisseur’s garden with a superb collection of alpines and clematis, cleverly planted with herbaceous plants and shrubs.

Killyfaddy, Magherafelt

11/8/2018 14:00 - 12/8/2018 17:00
28 Killyfaddy Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6EX

This is a mature garden of over one acre densely packed with a wide variety of trees and herbaceous plants. There is a pond and bog garden, fruit and vegetables, greenhouses etc.