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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.

World Wetlands Day Walk, Aghalee, Craigavon

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.

Birdwatching Morning, Comber, Newtownards

Join Dot Blakely our resident birdwatching expert and find out more about the birds around Castle Espie. Dot will also tell you interesting facts about garden favourites such as the Robin to the more elusive but nonetheless firm favourites the Kingfisher, waders to waterfowl and all between! Included in cost of admission.

Reboot Fitness Classes, Moneymore, Magherafelt

The Jungle proudly boasts of one of the best gyms around: Mother Nature!  Why bust a gut in dreary, uninspiring surroundings when you could bust a gut in the beauty of The Jungle's enchanting forest and benefit from some fresh of the market ...

Boxing Day Walk, Comber, Newtownards

Castle Espie is open on Boxing Day and no better place to burn off the Christmas calories with a brisk guided walk.

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, face painting, monster mash dance parties, owls, creepy crawlies, fancy dress and more.

Opening Times: 11am ...

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