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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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Rose Week, Dunmurry, Belfast

The International Rose Garden at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, is amongst the best in the world. From July to September over 45,000 roses are in bloom. A full programme of events takes place in the park during Rose Week including music and a...

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.

Celebrate St Patrick's Day, Comber, Newtownards

Escape the hustle and bustle and join Castle Espie for Saint Patrick's Day Paddy's day.

Discover the little laughing leprechauns hidden around our reserve, meet the snakes that St.

Spring Fair, Belfast

A weekend of family fun with activities on an environmental theme:

• free admission
• flowers, animals and birds, entertainment and environmental activities.

There is no parking at Barnett Demesne.

Rhodendron Ramble and Roast, Newtownards

Tour the famous rhodendrons at Mount Stewart with Head of Gardens, Neil Porteous, followed by a tasty rustic meal at the Mount Stewart Tea Rooms.

Spring Walk in Glencairn Park, Belfast

Enjoy a short walk and some spring flowers as the woodlands and parks land come back to life.

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