Newtownards garden opens for Ulster Gardens Scheme

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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 4 and Sunday 5 July, Victor and Roz Henry, 5 Aldergrange Avenue, Newtownards, BT23 4FY are opening their garden from 2pm to 5pm, on behalf of the National Trust, Northern Ireland’s largest conservation charity.

Roses, agapanthus, clematis, succulents and a host of other plants give colour and perfume while the pond adds wildlife interest. The garden is mostly suitable for wheelchairs.

Location: From Dundonald follow the A20 to the roundabout at Ards Shopping Centre. Take the first exit onto Blair Mayne Road South. Turn left into Manse Road. Continue straight onto Aldergrange Park. Turn right into Aldergrange

Avenue. Follow National Trust directional signs. Parking on the road.

Enjoy a summer’s day wandering around other people’s secret paradises, pick up a few tips for your own garden and browse the plant stalls.

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.