Malone Rd, Belfast
The Walled Garden at Castlewellan dates to the 1750s but it wasn’t until the late 1800s with the 5th Earl, Hugh Annesley, that Castlewellan went from a small, unknown garden to being world famous.
Hugh Annesley with the help of his head gardener, Thomas Ryan, transformed Castlewellan into a stunning collection of exotic trees and shrubs from many corners of the world.
This was Castlewellan in its heyday.
Alwyn Sinnamon is the Head Gardener at the Annesley Garden and Arboretum where a major programme of restoration is currently under way.
Members free, guests and non-members £5.