The UGS Web pages have now been updated to reflect the 2017 Open Gardens and the Gardens Open by Appointment.
Gardens by Appointment in Londonderry
These gardens are open by appointment in aid of the National Trust for Northern Ireland. Money raised by this scheme will be used to fund projects in National Trust gardens which otherwise might not have been financed. This scheme is in addition to the established Ulster Gardens Scheme of fixed day openings.
‘Hampstead Hall’, 40 Culmore Road, Londonderry, BT48 7RS
A fascinating city garden in the suburbs of Derry. It is comprised of a Japanese style garden, an Italian garden and a formal garden in front of an elegant Georgian House. A new area is under development. Described and illustrated in Shirley Lanigan’s ‘The 100 Best Gardens in Ireland’. Partially suitable for wheelchairs.
Location: Follow the signs for the city centre after crossing the Foyle Bridge. After double set of traffic lights take second right into Baronscourt. House is third driveway on the right.
Tel: Mr Liam Greene for appointment on 028 7135 4807 (evenings)
May – end September
28 Killyfaddy Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6EX
This is a mature garden of over one acre densely packed with a wide range of trees, herbaceous plants and a small hardy plant nursery. There is a pond and bog garden, fruit and vegetables, greenhouse etc. It has featured in
BBC Television’s ‘Secret Gardens’ and is described and illustrated in Shirley Lanigan’s ‘The 100 Best Gardens in Ireland’. Partially suitable for wheelchairs.
Location: Killyfaddy Road is second left off the Moneymore Road from the centre of Magherafelt.
Tel: Mrs A Buchanan for appointment on 028 7963 2180