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Antrim Garden Trail

It’s not all rugged coastal beauty, myths of giants and golf in County Antrim – this little part of Northern Ireland is home to a series of special gardens all with a unique and individual offer.

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The Antrim Garden Trail includes some of the most distinguished public and private gardens whose discovery will be the highlight of many a garden tour or afternoon out.
Some of the gardens are open to the public with specific opening days and times, while others are open by appointment. All the information relating to opening times, contact details and locations for the gardens, can be accessed on www.antrimgardens.com or gardens can be contacted by telephone. Individual visitors as well as groups are welcome, however larger groups should book in advance to avoid disappointment. In some cases special tours and refreshments can be arranged at an additional charge. 

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Carnfunnock Country Park, Ballygally, Larne

Carnfunnock Country Park covers 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens, walking trails and spectacular coastline, with panoramic views of the Antrim Coast and North Channel.

Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House, Antrim

Antrim Castle Gardens is an absolute historical gem. You will find nothing like these 400 year old gardens anywhere else in Northern Ireland.

Benvarden Gardens, Dervock, Ballymoney

This historic estate has been in existence since the 1630s, making it one of the oldest in Northern Ireland. It has been in the ownership of the Montgomery family since 1798.

Belfast Botanic Gardens and Palm House, Belfast

First established in 1828, the gardens have been enjoyed as a public park by the people of Belfast since 1895. There is an extensive rose garden and long herbaceous borders and the tree enthusiast can seek out the rare oaks planted in the 1880's.

Kilcoan Gardens, Islandmagee, Larne

The gardens are situated within the peninsula of Islandmagee, with beautiful views over Larne Lough and include a cottage garden, orchard, vegetable area and herb garden.

Ballyrobert Cottage Garden and Nursery, Ballyclare

Ballyrobert Cottage Garden is a beautifully designed and maintained garden extending to more than two acres in rural County Antrim.

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