Mount Stewart Gardens

Mount Stewart Gardens

Trevor and Neville visited one of Ireland?s premier gardens, rightly renowned throughout the world for its remarkable plant collections and unique design.

  • Planted in the 1920s by Edith, Lady Londonderry the Mount Stewart Gardens are of international importance.
  • A fascinating history can be discovered at the house which is home to world famous paintings and stories about political and society figures.
  • The garden?s landscaping is impressive with manicured formal terraces, a lake and rare plants. Every corner of the garden is a new surprise. The garden also boasts magnificent views across Strangford Lough.
  • The plants thrive with the mild climate of the Ards Penninsula so the garden is full of colour and diversity.
  • The Mount Stewart Gardens has been nominated as a World Heritage site and won the European Garden Inspiration 2003 award.


Formal Gardens

  • Sunk garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll
  • Italian garden-with summer colours ranging from ruby reds, pink and mauves to yellows, oranges and blues
  • The formal Spanish garden is designed around a pond
  • Peace garden- which features a rare New Zealand tree - Phyllocladus glaucus, that has confounded experts by thriving in Northern Ireland's cold weather.
  • Next to the garden is the Dodo Terrace which has four large statues of the extinct birds on pillars and a huge eucalyptus tree. The Dodos symbolise the distinguished political figures that belonged to Lady Londonderry's Ark Club during World War I.
  • After wandering the gardens, the Bay Restaurant offers a nice place to relax and grab a bite.

Mount Stewart House and Gardens
Add: Mountstewart, Portaferry Rd, Newtownards, BT22 2AD, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 28 4278 8387
Fax: +44 28 4278 8569

Northern Ireland Tourism Board