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.

Sam Harrison’s Garden


A plantsman’s garden of approx 2 acres, located within Castlewellan Forest Park, containing many rare and unusual trees and shrubs collected over 30 years. Collective features include island beds, herbaceous borders, rockery, meandering woodland paths, pond ,tree stump collection and seating designated to enjoy vistas. Wildlife friendly. Open by appointment. Groups very welcome.

  • Name:Sam Harrison’s Garden
  • Address:'Beechgrove': 12 Castle Avenue, Castlewellan, BT31 9DX, Co. Down
  • Phone:028/ 048 4377 8275
  • Contact:Mr Sam Harrison
  • Opening Times:Open for Ulster Garden Scheme Sat 18th & Sun 19th May, 2-5pm. By Appointment at other times.
  • Memberships:NatT