Circa 70 people attended the review evening in the Old Court House in Antrim for the Annual Review of the Open Gardens.
Open Garden Sat 6 & Sun 7th August 2016
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August 2–5pm
Professor and Mrs James Nixon
48 Ballydorn Road, Killinchy, BT23 6QB
In a favoured position on Strangford Lough, between a windswept drumlin and the tidal Dorn, the artist Katherine Nixon has created a diverse range of chemical-free ‘little habitats’. These include a forager’s greywacke foreshore; the stack-yard of the original farm with hay barn, stable and potager; a sheltered courtyard garden; a five acre, wetland and wildlife sanctuary with well, pond, copses, two meadows and perennial plantings. These sustain wildlife and pollinators such as James Nixon’s black native Irish bees. There are breathtaking views from the highest point. During the month of August an exhibition of work by invited artists will be held in the studios and garden. (Tel: 028 9754 3336 for art exhibition appointment). Wheelchair access to most of garden.
Location: On A22 Comber to Killyleagh Road turn left into Beechvale Road at Balloo House. Go through Killinchy Village onto Whiterock Road. Having come round Whiterock Bay northwards from Killinchy, continue past the red lightship ‘Petrel’ and park on the roadside/field.
Plant Stall / Teas