Open gardens offer a rare opportunity to explore the secrets of hidden and private gardens not usually open to the public and every summer the Ulster Gardens Scheme offers a spectacular array of gardens to be enjoyed.
The 2015 season comes to an end on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August, as Mrs E G Wilson, ‘Dawlish’, 70 Limehill Road, Lisburn, BT27 5LR opens her garden from 2pm to 5pm, on behalf of the National Trust, Northern Ireland’s largest conservation charity.
This country garden offers interesting features at the turn of every corner and was the Bronze winner in the 2014 Belfast Telegraph’s ‘Bloomin Marvellous’ competition. There is a wonderful selection of conifers, ornamental trees and shrubs giving all year round interest. The garden is partially suitable for wheelchairs.
Location: From centre of Lisburn, cross bridge towards Motorway. At traffic lights turn right onto Young Street. After 250 yards turn left onto Ballynahinch Road. Stay on this road, passing under Motorway. Approximately 400 yards from tunnel turn left onto Limehill Road. House on right.
From Belfast: Leave M1 at Junction 6, A49 Lisburn city centre. At roundabout take the third exit, Lisburn. On leaving roundabout take first left onto Kensington Park. Stay on this road and at T junction turn left onto Ballynahinch Road. Pass under M1. Approximately 400 yards from tunnel turn left onto Limehill Road. House on right
Enjoy a summer’s day wandering around other people’s secret paradises and pick up a few tips for your own garden. While you are there buy some plants and relax with a refreshing cup of tea.
The organising committee is grateful to all the garden owners and very much appreciates all the hard work that goes into preparing the gardens. All funds raised by the Ulster Gardens Scheme are used for work in National Trust gardens in Northern Ireland.
Full details of open gardens are in the Ulster Gardens Scheme leaflet available from Regional Office, contact 028 9751 0721 or visit www.ulstergardensscheme.org.uk.
Admission to the garden is £3.