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Rowallane Gdns, Saintfield, Co Down,
T: (028) 9751 0131
An enchanting garden enclosed within a demesne landscape.
An enchanting garden enclosed within a demesne landscape. It was laid out from the mid-1860’s by the Reverend John Moore and afterwards by his nephew, the plantsman and selector Hugh Armytage Moore, who established and developed connections with seedsmen and botanic gardens throughout the world.
Spring: Magnificent display of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, bulbs and herbaceous plants.
Summer: Stunning colour in walled garden (Hypericum, Viburnum, shrub roses);
Primulas, Meconopsis and ferns in Rock Garden Wood; wild flower meadows rich with orchids.
Autumn: Scarlet and gold tree foliage, many with berries attractive to wild birds
• Garden retains natural landscape of surrounding area
• Dazzling variety of rare trees and shrubs from many parts of the world
• Spectacular azaleas and rhododendrons
• Notable natural Rock Garden Wood with Primulas, Meconopsis and shade loving plants
• Walled garden includes National Collection of Penstemons
• Several areas managed as wildflower meadows
• Guided tours by arrangement
Visitor facilities –
Garden: Refreshments: Guided tours: Suitable for picnics: Country walk: Programme of events: Access for visitors with disability: Facilities for families: Learning: Dogs welcome on leads in grounds/garden only.