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Ulster Garden Scheme

Garden visiting is a fabulous way to get close to and experience life in Northern Ireland and to provide opportunities to interact with local people!

A number of private gardens generously open each year as part of the Ulster Gardens Scheme which was established to raise funds to support work in gardens cared for by the National Trust in Northern Ireland. Some gardens open their gates for one or two days every few years and others make their gardens available throughout the summer months every year under ‘By Appointment’ opening.  All of the money raised is greatly appreciated by the National Trust in Northern Ireland, its gardeners and by the organising committee of the Ulster Gardens Scheme.

This is a great opportunity to mingle with local garden owners and garden enthusiasts. 

Ulster Garden Scheme 2016

Ulster Gardens Scheme Open Gardens 2016 -

Ulster Gardens Scheme Gardens Open by appointment 2016 -

Just Some Ideas

Fox Lodge Garden, Artigarvan, Strabane

Two acre garden with mixed plantings suitable for the soil conditions. Woodland plants, peat beds, a scree area, a large heather garden, linked pools with bog garden are all in informal setting.

7 Mount Charles North Garden, Bessbrook/co.armagh, Newry

A ¼ acre garden in a 19th century linen village. As the garden is divided into areas there is something to suit all tastes.

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European Regional Development Fund