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2 Old Galgorm Road

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Large town garden with herbaceous boder, alpine sinks and water garden.

Address:
2 Old Galgorm Road
Ballymena
Co Antrim
BT42 1AL
Tel: +44 28 2564 1459

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2 Old Galgorm Road

Opening Months: May, June, July, August, September
Opening Days:
Opening Hours: APPOINTMENT ONLY
Admission Charge: c. £2.50
  • Appointment Only
  • Admission Charge

The gradualist approach has a lot of advantages when taking on a large garden and that is exactly the way the Glynns went about transforming their two and a half acres after they moved into their Victorian home 27 years ago.

Each year they set themselves a new project, uncovering a hidden rockery beside a pond, turning a small walled garden into a raised terrace with a herbaceous border down one side and raised beds on the other. The entrance gate was changed and an area known as The Point planted with dwarf conifers and rhododendrons, including the Glynns’ favourite yellow flowered rhododendrons like ‘Yellow Crest’ and the dwarf larch Larix kaempferi‘Nana’.

“In a garden this size I try to get something flowering every day of the year,” says Mrs Glynn. The result is a very rewarding garden with subtle changes of mood and an enviable collection of plants. Snowdrops – there are over 200 varieties of snowdrop including autumn flowering Galanthus reginaolgae - are among favourites which include witch hazels, alpines cosseted in over 30 troughs, erythroniums and hellebores like H x‘Eric Smithii’ planted along the area known as Paddy’s Path after the donor of some of the many ferns in this shady area.

The bog garden where gunnera, Himalayan primula and cardiocrinum lilies flourish, contrasts with the woodland areas planted with rhododendrons, spring bulbs and Meconopis ‘Slieve Donard’ and the rockery area graced with Hydrangea sargentiana villosa.

 


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2 Old Galgorm Road - Gardn Ballymena - County Antrim Northern Ireland
2 Old Galgorm Road - Gardn Ballymena - County Antrim Northern Ireland
2 Old Galgorm Road - Gardn Ballymena - County Antrim Northern Ireland
2 Old Galgorm Road - Gardn Ballymena - County Antrim Northern Ireland
2 Old Galgorm Road - Gardn Ballymena - County Antrim Northern Ireland
2 Old Galgorm Road - Gardn Ballymena - County Antrim Northern Ireland
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At the junction of the Old and New Galgorm Roads, on the A42 Ballymena Portglenone Road.

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