Belfast Garden Visits

May 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Malone - Stranmillis
Meet at 59 Richmond Park off the Stranmillis Road
Members £3. Non-Members £6

Stranmillis Garden Stroll, Belfast Saturday 23 May from 1pm to 5pm

Check in between 1pm and 3.30pm to start at:

1          59 Richmond Park, Stranmillis, Belfast:
Described by a visiting plantsman last year as a garden of “good design with the best of contemporary planting”, the garden of Adrian Walsh, the BBC Gardener of the Year 2001, combines a vibrant and imaginative mix of perennials, grasses,  shrubs and trees set within a formal layout.

 2         Maeve Bell, Richmond Park

For a city location this secluded garden is larger than average. There are varied and colour-themed planting schemes (including a number of Irish heritage plants) which together with the mature trees and formal and informal features bring a country house garden feel to the city. Plant stall.

Pause on the pavement to admire as you pass

3          David and Linda Hewitt, Knightsbridge Park

A small front garden so packed with interesting plants and colour it is hard to believe it was only planted in late 2013/early 2014.

4          Hilda & Chris McHale, Bladon Drive

A cottage style garden which seeks to integrate house and landscape: a framework of camellias, rhododendrons and a magnolia under-planted with bulbs gives spring colour while at the rear of the property there is a trio of garden rooms including a large pond constructed in 2014.

Between 3.30 and 4.30pm visit

5          Ann McBrien, Maryville Park, Malone Road
A  modern city garden that offsets bold geometric areas of natural limestone hard landscaping and lawn with modern, softer herbaceous planting to reflect and enhance the Art Deco design of the house.

Finish with a cup of tea between 3.30pm and 5pm at:

6          Vivienne Kirk, Bladon Drive

A medium sized garden with a small pond, a potager and a large swathe of lawn backed by a variety of Japanese maples and mixture of shrubs. A small greenhouse at the side allows a large number of plants to be grown from seed to supplement the framework already in the garden. The front is dominated by a spectacular beech tree which proves challenging conditions for planting.



Members £3, non-members £6