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Rowallane contains a treasure trove of exotic plants from around the world, intriguingly mixed into County Down’s drumlins.
It was created by Reverend John Moore in the mid-1860s, planting woodland and using interesting stone ornamentation to sculpt this informal landscape. His nephew, Hugh Armytage Moore, continued his work from 1903, mingling exotic species with native plants – giving the garden a dramatic atmosphere. All types of plant groups are represented. Trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and bulbs abound through the 21 hectares (52 acres), which includes a walled garden, rock garden, woodland and wildflower meadows.
Special interest tours:
Head Gardener's Special Tour
Meet our head gardener on a special guided tour designed for those with a keen interest in all things horticultural. Your fascinating tour will include the garden's history, restoration work and the cultivation and planting of whatever is in season. Botanical buffs will simply love it! Duration 1 hour 30 minutes.
Behind the Garden Wall
Discover a host of hidden gems and tradesmen's secrets within the magnificent gardens. Marvel at the exquisite scents and blooms and pick up top tips from one of our gardeners. Learn interesting methods used in the propagation of plants at the impressive nursery and development plans for the future. Duration 1 hour 30 minutes.
Charges may apply, for more information please contact the property.