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Rowallane Garden, Saintfield

#21 of 52 in Parks in County Down
Must see · Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Rowallane Garden is a National Trust property located immediately south of Saintfield, County Down, Northern Ireland on the A7 road. It is particularly noted for its extensive collection of azaleas and rhododendrons. It is also home to the National Collection of penstemons. It opened on 16th May 1956 by Lady Brookeborough after being taken over by the National Trust in July 1955.

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  • I have visited Rowallane very frequently since it reopened after the first lockdown- at some times twice or three times a month. It is best to book and I have always felt safe there as there are not.....  more »
  • This is a lovely place. A sound mix of formal and almost wild gardens. A haven for fauna and flora. The staff , on the whole are great. Most are glad to welcome you and provide excellent information.....  more »
  • Great place for all the family including the dog. Secure dog park and bags and bins provided. Water bowls aplenty. The cafe, gardens, parkland and the new explore and play natural playground are all excellent. And the potter is awesome too!
  • Lovely place with beautiful walled garden. Lots of paths to meander around. A place to chill out and get close to nature. Every season has something to offer. A very special time is April/May for the spectacular show of Rhododendrons. There is a cafe. There is a great enclosed dog exercise area.
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