20 Circular Road East
Holywood. BT18 OHA
This large, mature, one acre garden is in Cultra, just a short distance from the shores of Belfast Lough.
Anne has a passion for hydrangeas and grows 10 different species and 115 named varieties (plus others not identified), but the garden is also home to interesting trees and shrubs while herbaceous planting and late flowering clematis will add to the seasonal interest.
Some lawn has been turned into a meadow, now in its third year, and a small pond and two boggy areas offer the opportunity to grow moisture loving plants.
Unfortunately there will not be an IGPS plant stall at this event.
No booking is required and you are welcome to bring a picnic. Members free, personal guests of members, £5 each.
You will also have an opportunity to make a voluntary donation to Anne’s charity, Dundonald Food Bank.
DIRECTIONS TRAVELLING FROM BELFAST:
Take the A2 from Belfast towards Bangor.
Turn left at the Cultra Inn then turn right at Circular Road East.
Park on the roadside but please be careful not to park on the grass verge outside the property.
If coming by train, get out at Cultra station. The garden is a six to ten minute walk (maximum) down the hill from the station.
Please wear comfortable footwear that is suitable for all weather conditions and for walking over a variety of surfaces, some of which may be wet on the day (e.g. hard surfaces and grass).
There are also steps to descend or ascend when accessing various parts of the garden.
The Northern Committee is looking forward to seeing you on the day. Adrian Walsh and Robert Trotter on behalf of IGPS Northern Committee.
(Photo courtesy of Danny McCaughan)