Grand Houses and Gardens of Northern Ireland

5 days

From £1,595


A Signature Tour by Trevor Edwards


With the help of Ulster-based garden designer, writer and broadcaster Trevor Edwards, who will also be our tour manager, we have curated this collection of outstanding gardens in the east of Northern Ireland, featuring a number of special access visits, tours and experiences.

We begin at Guincho, one of the great private gardens of Northern Ireland, which overlooks Belfast Lough and is filled with choice plants. A busy but rewarding day follows as we visit Ballywalter Park, featuring a private tour in the company of owners Lord and Lady Dunleath; the dazzling and idiosyncratic garden of Mount Stewart, truly one of the great gardens of the world, and Grey Abbey, considered to be one of the finest Georgian country houses in Ireland.

We continue with visits to atmospheric Castle Ward, with its stunning views over Strangford Lough and Montalto Estate, a privately-owned demesne nestled in the heart of picturesque countryside. At historic Ballyedmond Castle we enjoy a tour followed by lunch in the orangery before visiting the equally historic Hillsborough Castle, Her Majesty The Queen’s official residence in Northern Ireland and the subject of a recent extensive restoration programme. Our tour concludes at the Clandeboye Estate, whose delightful gardens contain both native and exotic plants.

Tour highlights:

  • Exclusive private tour of Ballywalter Park
  • Exploring the extensive and enchanting gardens of Mount Stewart
  • Lunch in the Orangery at Ballyedmond Castle Gardens
  • Visit to Hillsborough Castle, which has been extensively refurbished
  • One of Northern Ireland’s finest private gardens

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Today's Price

Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £395

Includes flights

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Whether you want to add extra nights on either side of your tour, you want to upgrade your flight or hotel room, or you are hoping to enjoy a door-to-door airport transfer, we can help.

To add special extras to your tour, call our Specialist Sales Executives to discuss your needs on 01334 657155.

Meet your Experts

Trevor Edwards

Tour Manager

Award-Winning Garden Designer, Writer and Broadcaster Trevor Edwards in one of our busiest and most popular garden Tour Managers, and has led many garden tours around the world.

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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
18 July 2022 BPNI220718 18 July 2022 (Monday) 22 July 2022 (Friday) Trevor Edwards £1,595
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