The famous gardens at Mount Stewart were planted in the 1920s by Edith, Lady Londonderry.
The famous gardens at Mount Stewart were planted in the 1920s by Edith, Lady Londonderry and are of international importance. The magnificent series of outdoor 'rooms' and vibrant parterres contain many rare plants that thrive in the mild climate of the Ards Peninsula.
The house tour includes paintings and stories about the prominent political figures to whom the Londonderry family played host.
• Former home to a fascinating array of political leaders and society figures
• World famous painting of ‘Hambletonian’ by George Stubbs
• Remarkable embroidered chairs used at the Congress of Vienna in 1815
• Famous gardens of international importance
• European Garden of Inspiration 2003
• Formal gardens of clipped topiary, statuary and magnificent colour schemes
• Picturesque lake surrounded by beautiful swathes of woodland
• Dramatic views across Strangford Lough from the Temple of the Winds
• New garden shop
Visitor facilities –
Historic house: Garden: Shop: 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: Available for function.