Award-winning Walled Garden, in the tranquil grounds of Castle Park

Updated: Wednesday 31 March 2021

The garden is divided into four different sections, each with its own horticultural personality. It also boasts two unique pieces of sculpture inspired by the Borough's maritime history. 

The Ward family designed Bangor Castle Walled Garden in the 1840s. It was previously closed to the public and was considered by many as a secret garden! North Down Borough Council restored this beautiful Garden and it was officially opened as a visitor attraction in April 2009.

The garden won the Royal Horticultural Society Award for Permanent Landscaping in its first year of opening.

Formal tours can be arranged by appointment. 

Opening Times 2021

Monday - Sunday, 10am - 3.30pm

Bangor Castle Walled Garden will open to the public on Thursday 1  April 2021.

A one-way system will be in operation and visitors will be encouraged to santise their hands before entering the garden and respect social distancing. 

Coffee Cure within the grounds of the garden will be open.

Green Flag Award 2020

Bangor Castle and Walled Garden has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award, the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK along with four other green spaces in our region:

Linear Park, Bangor
Ballymenoch Park, Holywood
Londonderry Park, Newtownards
Kiltonga, Newtownards.

Read more about the Walled Garden, Bangor Castle Walled Garden, A Little Oasis PDF


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