Glenarm Castle Walled Gardens

The Walled Garden situated in the grounds of Glenarm Castle is one of Ireland’s oldest walled gardens dating from the 18th century. Glenarm Castle is the ancestral home of the McDonnells, Earls of Antrim. This hidden gem is open to visitors from Easter to end of September. The garden hosts many events throughout the season. Details available on our website

Since opening to the public in 2005 the garden continues to evolve as a centre of horticultural excellence with imaginative herbaceous borders, water features, fruit and vergetable gardens and display of flowers which burst with colour from spring to autumn. From the mount at the top of the garden you have a great view of the Castle,sea and the estate beyond.

The 19th century mushroom house, now Converted into a charming tea room and gift shop, is open too visitors for delicious light lunches and homemade cream teas.

Glenarm Castle Walled Garden, in it incomparable setting by the sea, will delight all who come to visit, with it's charm as well as horticultural spectacle, we hope will leave an enduring memory. Our hope is that you will want to return again and again.

We are delighted that again the season will commence in the garden with our Annual Tulip Festival (2th-4th May) with some 8,000 tuilip on display in the borders and tubs around the garden and is the perfect opportunity to witness the garden coming back to life after the closed winter season.

A warm welcoming awaits all visitors to the garden and on a few occassion (see website the family open their home to visitors throughout the year.

2015 Opening
From Friday 3rd April until the end of September
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

The Walled Garden and Tea Room at Glenarm Castle are open every day from Easter until the end of September. The garden is open from 10:00 until 17:00 daily, except Sundays when we open from 11:00 to 17:00. (Last admissions to the garden are 30 minutes before the advertised closing time).


Daily Garden Admission:
Adult £5
Child £2.50

Season Pass:
Adult £15
Family £30 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Larne Visitor Information Centre
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Family Discount
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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