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Northern Ireland mini tour
April 25, 2014 – April 27, 2014
Left: Mount Stewart, centre: Rowallane Garden, right: Ballyrobert Cottage Garden and Nursery
Email Ann Golden or telephone 00353 876210480 for this event.This is a three day mini tour of private and National Trust gardens in Ireland.
Ballyedmond Castle Gardens.
This is a private garden which extends to 80 acres
Arrive 11.30. depart 4.30 – 5.00 with lunch in Ballyedmond
Arrive 10.00 for tea/coffee, depart 1.30 after lunch. Garden tour with Neil Porteous the Head Gardener
The garden reflects the rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The mild climate of Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation. The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape; the wooded areas support a range of plants from all corners of the world, ensuring something to see whatever the season. There is a major restoration project underway at the moment.
Visit website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart
Arrive 2.15, depart 4.30 – 5.00. Garden Tour with Averil Milligan the Head Gardener
Carved from the County Down landscape, the garden has grown from the 19th century beginnings of the Reverend John Moore and his nephew Hugh Armytage Moore.
The gardens are a mix of formal and informal spaces with many unusual vistas and unique plants from across the world. The trees, plants and shrubs range in ages, size and colour and create a spectacle throughout the year.Mount Stewart is one of the most inspiring and unusual gardens in the National Trust’s ownership.
Visit website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rowallane-garden
Ballyrobert Cottage Garden and Nursery
Arrive 10.00 for tea/coffee
Many of the desirable plants growing in Carl Wright’s Caher Bridge Garden, when the PGG visited, came from the Nursery at Ballyrobert. The plant sales area sits in 16 acres of grounds, with the formal garden extending to 6 acres.
Visit website: www.ballyrobertcottagegarden.co.uk
Everyone will pay as they go for teas, lunches and garden entrance. There will be a charge for the National Trust Gardens and Ballyrobert. If there is demand for it Ann Golden will organise transport and accommodation.