Ballyedmond Castle Garden

The Castle at Ballyedmond dates from the 1850s and was built to a design by famed architect Sir Charles Lanyon. While most of the mature trees were planted in the 1800s, the vast majority of the planting has taken place since Lord and Lady Ballyedmond purchased the estate in the early 1990s.

The collections include spring flowering shrubs such as rhododendron, camellia and azalea. Added to this are collections of shrubs, perennials and bulbs in various ‘garden rooms’ such as the Celtic Cross, Moonlight Garden, the Walled Garden, the Dry Garden, Rose garden, Fruit Garden and the Woodland Garden, and acres of wildflower meadows. Plantings of Himalayan rhododendrons, South American Andean shrubs and Australasian plants have been built up in recent years- the gardens being situated on the shores of Carlingford Lough are favoured with a mild maritime climate.

The various fountains and statuary were partly inspired by Lord and Lady Ballyedmond’s travels around classical Europe and further afield. There is also a range of ornamental greenhouses including a peach house, palm house, propagation house and an Orangery.

The Castle itself is a private residence and is not open to visitors.

Ballyedmond Castle Garden,
101, Kilowen Road, Rostrevor, Co Down.  BT34 3AG

Contact: Jamie McCormack. (Head Gardener)
Mobile: 0044 7810 830507

Strictly by appointment booked in advance by email. Guided tours only. Minimum group of 5.

Gardens open from early March to late September. Free entry to RHSI members on presentation of current membership card.

Upcoming Events



Floral Art demonstration by Suzanne Cray

Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Day Tour to Altamont Garden, Co Carlow

Saturday 09 February, 2019

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