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Open Garden Sat 19 & Sun 20 July 2014
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.
One not to be missed - A mature garden of three acres on an historic site. To the front of the Georgian rectory is a large lawn with mature trees, an ancient well and a developing woodland garden with a small fernery. To the rear of the house is another large lawn with contrasting borders of roses, herbaceous plants and shrubs, as well as an attractive pond area. A wooden rustic fence separates the long herbaceous border from the kitchen garden, with greenhouse, herb, vegetable and fruit gardens. Beyond the lawn is a large old orchard with an ancient apple tree at its centre, as well as an experimental area with wildflowers and annuals. Partially suitable for wheelchairs.
Location: From Ballymena: Take A26 towards Ballymoney. On Ballymoney by-pass go straight on at Kilraughts Road roundabout then take 2nd right onto B66 signposted Dervock. Enter Dervock and turn left (B66) signposted Bushmills. Continue on this road, go through Derrykeighan. Approx. 2.3 miles after Derrykeighan at Castlecat turn right signposted Billy 0.5 mile and then immediately fork left onto Haw Road. Continue to the Church, turn right onto Cabragh Road, garden is on the right. From Coleraine: Take Ballycastle Road (B67) At T junction turn right and then next left, Benvarden Road. At Derrykeighan turn left, signposted Bushmills and on to Castlecat, from there as above. Plant Stall/Teas