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Garden Festivals & Events

What's on in our gardens

It’s not only bees busying themselves in our gardens over the next few months, the many fun and fascinating events planned for 2014 will also keep you buzzing all year.  From garden fairs to the Apple Blossom Festival; from award winning Roses to Northern ireland's top gardening event The Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens, there's a rich variety of exciting, educational and fun events for young and old. 

There's something for everyone taking place in Northern Ireland's gardens from May to September.


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RSPB Seabird Centre Rathlin Island, Rathlin Island

The RSPB Seabird Centre on Rathlin Island is home to one of the largest breeding seabird colonies in Europe including puffin, guillemot, razorbill and kittiwake.

A Winter Solstice Sunset Walk, Florencecourt,

Experience the winter solstice at Cavan Burren with a guided sunset walk around this enigmatic landscape.

Spellbound Festival, Comber, Newtownards

Bring your little monsters to Castle Espie for a host of Hallowe'en fun including storytelling, craft, Hallowe'en games, beastly trail, and more.

Christmas Time Special, Newtownards

Santa arrives upon his sleigh at 11 am on Saturday 29 November! Come and meet him and his helpful elves and feed Rudolf and his wives, Dancer and Prancer. A visit to Santa's house for a chat and a present is a must - you can also book for a late night visit on Thursday or Friday nights throughout December.

World Wetlands Day Walk, Belfast

ortmore Lough outside Aghalee, County Antrim is one of the best examples of wetlands which are managed for the benefit of birds and wildlife in the whole of Northern Ireland.

Conservation Academy - Seals and Seabirds, Dundrum, Newcastle

Come along and improve your natural history field skills. Our ranger will teach you the expert's way to bird watch. Discover the seabird wildlife of Dundrum Bay and observe the seals at their haul site at Ballykinlar.

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