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A child friendly hillside garden with mixed planting of shrubs herbaceous plants and herbs.

34 Dunleady Road
Co Antrim
Tel: +44 28 9048 6324

Please mention when enquiring.


Opening Months: May, June, July, August, September
Opening Days:
Admission Charge: c. £3.
  • Appointment Only
  • Admission Charge

If you have never sniffed Balm of Gillead, or teed off around a child-friendly garden with a miniature This two and a half acre garden in suburban Knock is as unexpected as it is full of surprises. In its golf course where the holes have names like Lake OKeechokee, then you might be entertained byNick Burrow’s whimsical one acre garden.

Laid out with grass paths falling like streams around island beds behind a 230 year old farmhouse with spectacular views across Strangford Lough, the 10year old garden is full of original ideas - in fact there is nothing quite like it.

There’s a circle of variegated hollies with an oak being trained as a parasol over the top, a carrot compound which completely defeats carrot flies, raised salad beds with crops like Tahtsol and coriander, a berry garden with Tayberries and their cousins Tammel berries, autumn strawberries in a strawberry house, golden escallonia clipped into a river, a climbing frame like a Giant’s Causeway of logs - and a great deal more besides.

Each area of the garden is hidden from sight around beds and bends, and in the top section there is a great place to sit and admire the view amid colourful plants like watsonias Geranium procurrens, Stachys macrantha, Ligularia‘The Rocket’ .

And on the way out there is a treat in the form of a small
nursery with unusual plants propagated by Nick.

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  • Groups Accepted
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  • Guided Tours

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Teas by prior arrangement

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Turn off the Dundonald to Newtownards Road, turn left up the hill at Lidl store, number 34 is at the top of the hill.

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