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Billy Old Rectory Opening 29/30 July Video

1/8/2017

Check out a short video record of Billy Old Rectory Open Garden 29/30 July 2017

Garden Opening 13/14 August 2017

22/7/2017

The final Opening of the season will be on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August from 2–5pm at the home of Mr Andrew and Mrs Heather White, Summerhill, 77 Mullavilly Road, Tandragee, Craigavon, BT62 2LX

Opening Sat 29th & Sunday 30 July

22/7/2017

The next opeing will be on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July from 2–5pm at the home of Mr and Mrs D I Page. One not to be missed - the garden of Billy Old Rectory, 5 Cabragh Road, Castlecat, Bushmills, BT57 8YH

Open Garden Sat 17th & Sunday 18th June

12/6/2017

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18  June 2–5pm

Lord and Lady Anthony Hamilton

Killyreagh House, 8 Ballylucas Road, Tamlaght, Enniskillen, BT74 4HX

Mixed informal gardens with abundant herbaceous borders and flowering shrubs. Lawns and paths lead through mature camellia, magnolia and rhododendron under-planted with vinca ‘major’, white daffodils, trillium etc (this area is attractive, natural and wild, but no longer in flower by June). There are also beautiful views over surrounding fields, woodland and hills, woodland walks, azaleas etc. and a vegetable garden.

Garden Opening 27/28 May 2017

21/5/2017

The second opening of this season will be the Garden of Lorna and John Reid, 3 Cedar Lane, Station Road, Craigavad, Holywood BT18 0BW
This true plantsman's garden is situated within the original estate of the historic Lorne House, built in 1875 by Henry Campbell, a wealthy linen merchant.

Garden Opening 20/21 May 2017

19/5/2017

Garden Open This weekend. The garden of Lady Nicholson, Ballyalloly House, 19 Ballyalloly Road, Comber, BT23 5PN on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May from 2–5pm

Web site Information Update

28/3/2017

The UGS Web pages have now been updated to reflect the 2017 Open Gardens and the Gardens Open by Appointment.

Open Gardens Leaflet available on-line

3/3/2017

The National Trust's Ulster Gardens Scheme leaflet for the Open Gardens scheme in 2017 is now available online.

Review Evening 17th Nov 2016

21/11/2016

Circa 70 people attended the review evening in the Old Court House in Antrim for the Annual Review of the Open Gardens.

Review Evening 17th Nov 2016 at 7.30pm

14/11/2016

Why not plan the following evening into your week.....

- join us for the:

Ulster Gardens Scheme

Annual Review Evening

on Thursday 17th. November 2016 at 7.30pm

at the great venue of the Old Courthouse, Antrim.

Gardens of Ireland Trust Workshop on 22nd October 2016 reminder

19/10/2016

Gardens of Ireland Trust - Workshop  on 22nd October 10am to 4pm

The Auditorium, The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin   

Objective: To Promote Garden Tourism in Ireland.

Gardens of Ireland Trust Workshop on 22nd October 2016

11/10/2016

Gardens of Ireland Trust
Workshop  on 22nd October
The Auditorium, The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin
Objective: To Promote Garden Tourism in Ireland

Mount Stewart Burma Fundraiser

20/9/2016

Mount Stewart Burma Fundraiser Saturday 22nd October 2016

An opportunity has arisen for some of the staff go botanising in Burma - to help fund this trip you are invited to enjoy a day of tours and lectures at Mount Stewart

Nat Trust Plant Sale at Rowallane

13/9/2016

DO NOT MISS the Nat Trust Plant Sale at Rowallane Saturday 24th Sept 2016 from 11am to 4pm

Planter's Seminar 2016

6/9/2016

Planter's Seminar Mount Stewart 1st & 2nd Oct 2016

BBC Radio 4 Gardens Question Time

5/9/2016

BBC Radio 4 programme Gardener's Question Time and we are recording an episode of the show in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Holywood on Tuesday the 13th of September. 

Open Garden Sat 6 & Sun 7th August 2016

2/8/2016

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August 2–5pm

Professor and Mrs James Nixon
48 Ballydorn Road, Killinchy, BT23 6QB

Open Garden - Erica & John Lund, Moira

2/8/2016

The UGS Committee are thrilled to report another successful Open Garden last weekend at the home of John & Erica Lund in Moira.

Open Gardens end of July & 1st weekend in August 2016

20/7/2016

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2–5pm

Mr John and Mrs Erica Lund
Orchard Garth, Old Kilmore Road, Moira, BT67 0LZ

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August 2–5pm

Professor and Mrs James Nixon
48 Ballydorn Road, Killinchy, BT23 6QB

Two gardens Open this weekend

22/6/2016

Gardens Open this weekend.

Grey Abbey House, on Saturday 25 June 2–5pm

Blessingbourne Estate on Sunday 26 June 2–5pm

Open Garden Sat 18th & Sunday 19th June 2016

7/6/2016

Open Garden Sat 18th & Sunday 19th June 2016

Mr and Mrs J Rafferty, The Mill House, 140 Ballynashee Road, Glenwherry, Ballymena, BT42 3EW

Open Garden Sat 11th & Sun 12th June

7/6/2016

Open Garden - Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June 2–5pm

2016 Open Gardens & Gardens Open by Appointment

12/2/2016

The 2016 Open Gardens & Gardens Open by Appointment information has been Updated on the UGS Web site. 

End of 2015 Season

11/8/2015

The UGS "Open Gardens" came to an end at the end of July with the successful opening of the garden of Mrs E J Wilson.

Greatest Gardens TV

30/5/2015

The Ulster Gardens Scheme was pleased to assist with the research for the BBC TV series. The first of three programs will be broadcast on Monday 1st June.

Next Garden Opening 6/7 June

28/5/2015

The next Open Garden - Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June 2-5pm

Mrs Cherry Townsend, Kilcoan Gardens, 240 Middle Road, Islandmagee, BT40 3TG

Garden Opening 23/24 May

28/5/2015

Our sincere thanks go out to Mr Michael and Mrs Geraldine Galloway who opened their garden at Ballytrustan Road, nr Downpatrick on 23/24 May.Galloway Gd 3.jpg

Great start to the 2015 Open Gardens Scheme

11/5/2015

Sat 9 & Sun 10 proved to be a great start to the 2015 Open Gardens Scheme

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Last Call for Review Evening

19/11/2014

Last Call for for tomorrow's Review Evening.
Ulster Gardens Scheme, Annual Review Evening, on Thursday 20 November 2014 at 7.30pm at the great venue of the Old Courthouse, Antrim.

Annual Review of the UGS for season 2014

5/11/2014

Ulster Gardens Scheme Annual Review Evening on Thursday 20 November 2014 at 7.30pm at the great venue of the Old Courthouse, Antrim.

An admission charge of £5.00 (including supper) per person will be made, to avoid a drain on National Trust funds. Pre-booking is essential, as numbers are strictly limited.

Contact The Old Courthouse on 028 9448 1338 to ensure a reservation.

UGS Visit to Nat Trust Mount Stewart Garden

12/8/2014

UGS Visit to Nat Trust Mount Stewart Garden

Final Open Garden of the 2014 Season

4/8/2014

Invitation to the Final Open Garden of the 2014 Season.

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 2 – 5pm

Mr and Mrs Mervyn Warrington, 48 Comber Road. Ballyminstra, Killinchy, Co. Down, BT23 6PB.

Next Open Garden - Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Aug 2014

28/7/2014

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August from 2 – 5pm

Mr and Mrs Maurice Parkinson, Ballyrobert Cottage Garden, 154 Ballyrobert Road, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim, BT39 9RT.

National Trust Planter's Seminar at Mount Stewart

28/7/2014

The National Trust Planter's Seminar at Mount Stewart will take place on Sat 23rd & Sun 24 August 2014.

Open Garden Sat 19 & Sun 20 July 2014

15/7/2014

Garden Open - Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 2 – 5pm
Mr and Mrs D. I Page, Billy Old Rectory, 5 Cabragh Road, Castlecat, Bushmills, Co. Antrim, BT57 8YH.

Garden Opening 14th & 15th June 2014

11/6/2014

The garden of Mr & Mrs J Rafferty, Glenwerry, nr Ballymena will be open this weekend for the first time from 2pm to 5pm. One not to be missed.

Garden Opening Sat 31st May & Sunday 1st June

29/5/2014

This weekends Garden Opening - Sat 31st May & Sunday 1st June

Garden Opening 24/25 May 2014

26/5/2014

The UGS Committee wish to sincerely thank Mr & Mrs Tony Reid for Opening their fine garden near Comber on Sat 24th & Sunday 25th May.

Don't miss the first of the Open Gardens this weekend

21/5/2014

Don't miss the first of the Open Gardens this weekend. Opening for the first time under the Ulster Gardens Scheme is the garden of Mr & Mrs Tony Reid near Comber.

Annual Lunch 2014

16/3/2014

The annual Lunch took place on Sat 15th March in Malone House, Belfast.

2014 Brochure of Open Gardens

13/3/2014

2014 Brochure of Open Gardens availble from Monday 17 March

Rose Society of N. Ireland celebrates 50 yrs in 2014

31/1/2014

The Rose Society of Northern Ireland and the International Rose Trials at Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park celebrate the 50th anniversary of their inauguration in 2014.

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30/1/2014

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