The Castle at Ballyedmond was built to a design by architect Sir Charles Lanyon in the 1850s. Most of the mature trees were planted in this period and the overall planting has been greatly extended by Lady Ballyedmond, an IGPS member, and her late husband.
Situated on the shores of Carlingford Lough, the mild climate extends the growing season and the range of plants that can be successfully grown, including those from South America, Asia and Australia. There is a variety of settings (including a woodland garden with a stumpery, dry garden, rose garden and walled garden) for displaying the wonderful collections of plants which include rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias, other shrubs and trees, roses and many varieties of ferns, perennials and bulbs. The gardens also contain a wide range of statuary, impressive formal fountains / water gardens and garden buildings.
Directions and details on how to enter the grounds by car will be emailed to ticket holders before the event.
Tickets must be pre-booked and pre-paid on Eventbrite, only ticketholders will be admitted on the day and ticket numbers are limited and are available on a first-come first served basis only.
This is a great opportunity for members to have a tour of the dramatic gardens of Ballyedmond Castle.
The ticket price is £15 plus an Eventbrite booking fee of £1.96 (total price £16.96 per ticket per member) and includes refreshments. Please note there are no tickets available for personal guests who are not IGPS members and members must have an up to date subscription before booking a ticket.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday 23rd June at 9.00 am here.
Northern Committee members look forward to seeing you at Ballyedmond Castle Gardens on 8th July!