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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.  Please visit for more information on Open Gardens, and Gardens Open by Appointment in 2013.


Just Some Ideas

Cedarwood Garden, Holywood

This true plantsman’s garden is situated within the original extensive estate of the historic Lorne House, built in 1875 by Henry Campbell, a wealthy linen merchant and founder of Campbell College in Belfast.

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.

Hampstead Hall Garden, Londonderry/Derry

A one and a half acre garden on a hillside site. It has a large collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, acers, and hydrangeas, and fine speciimens of Sorbus and Eucalyptus.

A fascinating city garden in the suburbs of Derry. It comprises a ...

17 Drumnamallaght Road Garden, Ballymoney

An interesting garden with unusal plants, scree, crevice garden, stone troughs, herbaceous border, pond and a stream. Plans for sale.

Featured on ITBV Greenmount Garden Show.

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