The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Glenarm Castle Walled Garden

The Walled Garden at Glenarm dates from the 18th century and is situated in the grounds of Glenarm Castle, the ancestral home of the McDonnell family, Earls of Antrim. This hidden delight is open to visitors from May to September.

Following its first phase of restoration the Walled Garden, which first opened to the public in 2005, has continued to evolve with new planting schemes by garden designer Catherine Fitzgerald including a Mount and a series of ornamental fruit gardens.

The garden continues to evolve as a centre of horticultural excellence with exciting herbaceous borders, beautiful water features, a wonderful wild orchard and displays of flowers from spring to autumn.

The 19th century Mushroom House, now converted into a charming Tea Room, is also open to visitors for delicious light lunches and homemade cream teas. The Walled Garden, in its incomparable settings by the sea will delight all who come to visit, and its charm, as well as horticultural spectacle, will leave an enduring memory.

Fact File

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 10.am to 5.pm, Sunday 11.am to 5.pm. The garden is closed to visitors on 13th to 15th July except those attending the Dalriadra Festival.
Admission Rates: Adults £5.00, Senior Citizens £5.00, Children £2.50.
RHS Members Free, except on event days when it is half price.
Group Rates: Minimum group size 12. Adults £4.50, Senior Citizens £4.50, Children £2.00.
Facilities: Tea room serving morning tea/coffee, light lunches and afternoon tea.
Guided Tours: Yes, booking required.
Special Events: Tulip Festival Friday 30th April to Monday 2nd May.
The Castle will also be open on Monday 2nd May 2016.
Disabled Access: Yes, limited.
Toilets: Yes.
Coach/Car Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 1 to 2 hours.
Booking Contact: Jane Jenkins, Glenarm Castle Walled Garden, Castle Demesne, Glenarm, Ballymena, BT44 0BQ
Telephone: 028 28841203
Email: jane@glenarmcastle.com
Website: www.glenarmcastle.com
Location: Head north on the Antrim Coast Road from Larne to Glenarm. Glenarm Castle Walled Garden is signposted from Glenarm Village

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