Rockdene Garden

Large variety of plants and shrubs with colour provided by rhododendrons, azaleas etc. and an excellent example of a monkey puzzle tree. Rockery extends along one side of the house and there are vegetable and fruit areas. As you enter the garden there are several large beds with paths leading through them. In the centre of the lawn is a round bed with a large Korean Fir as the main feature. On either side of this bed is a half moon shaped bed planted with heathers.

Partial disabled access. Coffee and tea available if required. Limited car parking available. Suitable for wedding photography.

This garden has limited opening as part of the National Trust Ulster Gardens Scheme, please phone for an appointment before visiting. You can view details of the Ulster Garden Scheme at

Spring highlights: Camelias, Azalead, Rhododendrons, Rockery Plants

Summer highlights: Shrubs, bedding plants, Himalayan poppies

Autumn highlights: fuchsias, heathers, geraniums

Winter highlights: viburnam, shrubs, winter jasmmin.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

By prior appointment.


£3 per person.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newtownards / Ards Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

122 Comber/Downpatrick Road. Situated on Comber side of Balloo Crossroads, Killinchy.
  • Toilets
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Euro Accepted
  • Parking Available
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