The Hermitage Garden

A fourteen acre country garden with shrubs, trees, holly wood, birch, grove, bluebells etc. Maintained organically. Garden is 'natural' informal layout set into adjacent drumlin landscape. Particularly of interest during Rhododendron flowering. Allotments also provided on part of land. 20 Acres of wildlife refuge walkable.

The Garden is open to the public by appointment each season from April to December in association with the National Trust and also benefiting efforts in Mongolia through Jampa Ling Belfast. Contact 0044 (0)2897 510232 for more information

Nursery shop/garden centre nearby coffe/tea available £2 (with bun) Yurt for group meetings Walking Labyrinth Ceremonial Fire Circle

Spring highlights: Rhododendrons, spring bulbs.

Summer highlights: Herbaceous, vegetables, allotments, summer flowering shrubs.

Autumn highlights: Colour of Acers and other Autumn

Winter highlights: – Structural features; views across countryside, scented plants

Unique/rare flora: All year long walking labyrinth; spiral of Yew and Hornbeam


NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Association membership:

Member of the Ulster Garden Scheme

Opening times:

By prior appointment only, mid April - September.


Admission £3 per person.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Lisburn Tourist Information Centre

Location / Directions

From Saintfield take the Ballynahinch Road, turn left just past the 30mph sign, left onto the Drumnaconnell Road, 2nd dwelling on the left up a quarter of a mile laneway.
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