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.

Castlewellan Arboretum & Annesley Garden


Castlewellan Forest Park covers 450 hectares of land lying north of the Mourne Mountains. The walled Annesley Garden, dating from 1740, provides a central focal point for the National Arboretum. This magnificent collection of trees and shrubs, set in beautiful surroundings, also incorporates fountains, ponds, ornamental greenhouses and broad sweeping vistas.

  • Name:Castlewellan Arboretum & Annesley Garden
  • Address:Castlewellan Newcastle, Co. Down
  • Phone:(048)/ (028) 43778664
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  • Opening Times:Access is via Castlewellan Forest Park (forest recreation charges) and it is open every day from 10.00 am to sunset.