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.

Belfast Botanic Gardens


Two of the most notable early greenhouses in Europe are to be found in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens. The Palm House (1839-52) is one of the finest examples of cast iron conservatories. This house was erected with the assistance of Richard Turner, a Dublin engineer. Its central dome houses magnificent cycads and palms whilst the wings have tropical plant collections and displays of semi tropical plants.

  • Name:Belfast Botanic Gardens
  • Address:College Park, Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1LP, Co. Antrim
  • Phone:048/028 9031 4762 or 07767 271683 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm only)
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  • Opening Times:Please see website for opening times throughout the year.