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.

The Cairncastle Sweet Chestnut


This beautiful spot in Cairncastle parish was the site of a medieval church. One of its most interesting features is a beautiful Spanish Chestnut Tree said to stand on the spot where a shipwrecked Spanish sailor was buried in the sixteenth century. It is known that Spanish sailors carried chestnuts to ward off scurvy on their long voyages.

  • Name:The Cairncastle Sweet Chestnut
  • Address:St Patricks Graveyard, Ballymullock rd, Cairncastle, Co. Antrim
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  • Opening Times:All year. Please see website.