Rowallane Gardens with John Cushnie

Rowallane Gardens with John Cushnie


Trevor met another gardening great at the enchanting famous National Trust Rowallane Garden to see what Irish gardening is all about.

  • John Cushnie is a famous Irish gardener who owns Cushnie Landscapes, answers questions on BBC's radio gardening programmes, has written many bestsellers, presents a gardening TVshow ?Greenmount Gardening? and writes for the Daily Telegraph. He shared with Trevor what is unique about Irish gardening.
  • Rowallane garden was created in the 1860s by Reverend John Moore.
  • The garden has an array of species from all over the globe and reflects the natural landscape of the surrounding area. The garden is noted for its collection of azaleas and rhododendrons.
  • The grounds at Rowallane garden were not flattened, leveled or re-shaped. Reverend John Moore used the natural slopes and rocks to create the gardens.
  • A feature of the garden is the rock garden with primulas, meconopsis and shade loving plants. Other features include wildflower meadows, a farmland walk, a woodland walk and a tea room.
  • Late April, May and June is the best of the year to visit the garden but a huge array of trees, shrub, bulbs and perennials makes a visit to the garden any time of the year fascinating.
  • Guided tours can be arranged.

Rowallane Garden
Address - Saintfield, Ballynahinch, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT24 7LH
Phone: +61 028 9751 0131
Fax: +61 028 9751 1242
Opening times - Garden is open all year daily except 25-26th Dec and 1st January. Open 10am to 8pm (4pm mid September to mid April).

Northern Ireland Tourism Board