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Every plant in the garden is gearing up to make the most of the summer sunshine and there is no better way to appreciate the colourful blooms and luscious green foliage than to visit the Ulster Gardens Scheme’s fabulous array of open gardens.

On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May, Mr Brian and Mrs Shirley McKnight, ‘Grovehill’ 101 Dunkirk Road, Lurgan BT66 7AR are opening the first garden of the 2015 season, from 2pm to 5pm, on behalf of the National Trust, Northern Ireland’s largest environmental charity.

This delightful garden started its development in 1996 when the lawns were completed, with the first planting of whip trees and shrubbery taking place that autumn. Many other features have been established including a follies garden.