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Gardener's Delight - Experience AND 2024

Ballywalter Park Estate, Ballywalter, County Down, BT22 2PP
Ballywalter Park house exterior surrounding by greenery


Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2024. Click here to see the full programme. 


Lady Dunleath, renowned food historian and founder of the Paradise Gardening Club, will lead you on a fascinating tour of the private walled garden, in the beautiful grounds of Ballywalter Park, followed by a Q&A and delicious refreshments of Tea/Coffee and homemade brownies.

This is a unique opportunity to visit an Estate not normally open to the public.

Things to note
No concessions.

Those aged under 18 yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult and also purchase a full price ticket.

Please wear suitable footwear for the garden tour due to uneven ground.

This experience is part based outdoors, please dress for warmth and comfort as dictated by the weather.

Tickets close 72 prior.

Dietary requirements
Please ensure that you check with all members of your party regarding food allergies, intolerances, and dietary requirements prior to booking tickets.
It is the responsibility of the ticketholder to inform a member of staff at the host venue about food allergies, intolerances and specific dietary requirements. 
This must be done 72 hours before the experience by contacting Jill Hunter at ANDBC:

Getting there

By Car: from Belfast follow the A20 to Newtownards.  Follow the A20 along Kempe Stones Road to Newtownards.  At the roundabout take the 3rd exit along Blair Mayne Road South.  Continue to follow the A20 onto the Portaferry Road. Follow the signs towards Greyabbey.  At the roundabout take the 1st Exit.  Turn right onto Church Street B5 and follow signs to Ballywalter. Destination on the left.

By Bus: See Translink NI website for bus departure and arrival times.

Tour covers uneven ground.
This experience may not be suitable for wheelchair users / those with mobility issues - Please contact the Visitor Information Centre team for more information.                                                                                                             


Where practicable providers within the Experience Programme will aim to accommodate carers and be as inclusive as possible. With such a diverse range of activities, operated by a number of providers, it is necessary for this to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact Bangor Visitor Information Centre on 028 9127 0069, and they will be able to address your enquiry.


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2.30pm - 4.15pm (7 Sept 2024)

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