Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit Tracy Hamilton’s historic walled garden at Ringdufferin House on the banks of Strangford Lough to see the impressive Rhododendron collection.
An additional feature of the garden is the Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) which is the tree with the greatest girth of any tree in Ireland at 12.65 metres, and was planted in the late 19 century (it is described in Aubrey Fennell’s ‘Heritage Trees of Ireland’). This, together with a fine collection of other specimen trees, makes this a visit not to be missed.
LOCATION. Take the A22 South towards Killyleagh from the roundabout on the Comber Bypass. Proceed through Lisbane and Balloo and at 8.9 miles turn left into Ringdufferin Road. Keep straight on for 0.8 miles and the gates to the estate are on your right (facing a large brightly painted building – a Nursing Home I believe)