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.

Old Barrack House


Old Barrack House garden is in essence a secret garden, hidden away behind the Old Barrack House, a grade 1 listed building on Main Street in Hillsborough village. Venturing down the alley between the houses you reach the cobbled yard and barn. Charming collection of pebbled terraces and garden rooms that keep you guessing as you proceed further down the garden. You may have seen this garden on the TV show ‘Greatest Gardens’.

  • Name:Old Barrack House
  • Address:7 Main Street: Hillsborough, BT26 6AE
  • Phone:048/028 92682329
  • Contact: Dawn & Ken McEntee
  • Opening Times:May to Mid September by appointment (groups of 10 min). Refreshments available upon request.
  • Memberships:NatT
  • Wheelchair Access:Partial