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.



Informal 12 acre garden with rare shrubs and trees, stream and woodland area. The present landscaping and planting at Guincho began in 1947 on the site of an earlier garden.

  • Name:Guincho
  • Address:69 Craigdarragh Road Helen's Bay, Co. Down
  • Phone:(048)/ (028) 9048 6324
  • Website:
  • Contact:Mr & Mrs Eric Cairns
  • Opening Times:The site is open by appointment to pre-booked groups May to September. £3.50 admission.
  • Memberships:NatT
  • Wheelchair Access:Partial