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.

Carnfunnock Walled Garden


Carnfunnock Country Park’s Walled Garden was built in the 1840’s and occupies a total area of 0.61 hectares (1.5 acres). It was originally the kitchen garden of Cairncastle Lodge, until purchased by Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon, who owned the neighbouring Cairndhu Estate. In 1957 Lady Dixon sold it to the Council and in the late 1980’s it was transformed into the modern and tranquil leisure garden you see today.

  • Name:Carnfunnock Walled Garden
  • Address:Carnfunnock Country Park, Coast Road LARNE BT40 2QG, Co. Antrim
  • Phone:048/028 2826 2471
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  • Opening Times:We are open all year round excluding Christmas Day and subject to ground conditions. Admission to the garden is free, however a parking charge applies from March to October. Free access for Royal Horticultural Society members throughout the year.
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