Gardens Open

It takes a generous person to open their garden to the public for the enjoyment of others. Here lists about 300 gardens open for visiting, some year-round, others by appointment, and be sure to phone ahead.

Barley House


A compact, wildlife friendly garden with the emphasis on trees, shrubs, roses and herbaceous perennials grown to attract birds, bees and butterflies. An extensive range of plants and garden areas have features aimed to enhance and intrigue. The garden has been planted to give year-round interest and colourful broad herbaceous boarders add an attractive feature at the front of the house.

  • Name:Barley House
  • Address:3 Brooklands Park, Manse Road Newtownards BT23 4XY, Co. Down
  • Phone:(048)/ (028) 91815263
  • Contact:Miss Gillian Downing
  • Opening Times:May to September by appointment.
  • Memberships:NatT
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes