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GLENARM CASTLE WALLED GARDEN

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

2 Castle Lane
Glenarm
Ballymena
BT44 0BQ

Well-signed, on the Antrim coast road.

4 acres

Tel
028 2884 1203

Visit website

Opening Hours

Daily, 9am–5pm (last entry 4.30pm), 1 Mar–31 Oct.

Admission

Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies when open.

Facilities

  • Assistance dogs only
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets

Features

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn colour
  • Colour themed borders
  • Herbaceous border
  • Sculpture
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
Lord and Lady Dunluce

Owned by The Earl & Countess of Antrim and situated in the grounds of Glenarm Castle, The Walled Garden is one of the finest gardens in Northern Ireland. Dating from the early 19th century, in recent years it has been completely restored and includes new ornamental plantings by Catherine Fitzgerald as well as exciting new architectural and sculptural features; 2022 sees the opening of a new woodland walk, with sweeping views across the park. 

With its incomparable setting by the sea, it will delight all with its charm and horticultural spectacle. Several delightful food outlets serve delicious offerings from breakfast through to afternoon tea. A number of high-quality retail outlets are on offer too, selling plants, giftware, food and clothing.   

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Asters
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Begonias
  • Bluebells
  • Camellias
  • Clematis
  • Cut flowers
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Delphiniums
  • Ferns
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Fuchsias
  • Grasses
  • Hellebores
  • Hemerocallis
  • Herbs
  • Hostas
  • Irises
  • Laburnum
  • Lavender
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Orchids
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Roses
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Sweet peas
  • Vegetables
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.