Visit to Conrad McCormick’s garden, Ballycastle

September 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Conrad McCormack’s garden
13 Blackpark Cottages
Ballycastle. BT54 6RR.
Northern Committee

IGPS Visit to Conrad McCormick’s Garden, Ballyvoy, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, on Saturday 16th September, arranged by the Northern Committee.


This is a great opportunity for members to see this small but exotic garden on the North Antrim Coast.


This visit is free to IGPS members but tickets must be booked in advance on Eventbrite here as places are limited.


When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, you can choose at which time you wish to visit:

11.00 am to 12 noon


12.30pm to 1.30 pm


2.00pm to 3.00 pm

Members must have an up to date membership subscription before booking a ticket.

There are also a couple of tickets on each time slot for IGPS members to book for one personal guest who will accompany them.

The ticket for a personal guest will cost £6.13 (including an Eventbrite booking fee of £1.13) and must be pre-booked and pre-paid by the IGPS Member on the Eventbrite site.

Only ticket holders for each specific time slot will be admitted on the day.

Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 30th August at 9.00 am.

As well as visiting Conrad’s garden, you can enjoy the seaside ambience of Ballycastle and there are some other interesting gardening related attractions that may be close to your journey’s route; these will be forwarded to those who book tickets, together with directions and details on where to park when visiting Conrad’s garden.


This is a plant lover’s garden filled with wonderful exotic flowering and foliage plants in an eclectic design that brings a jungle feel to the North Antrim coast.

Those who follow Conrad (aka ‘That Botanic Guy’) on Instagram and other social media sites will know his passion for plants and his flair when combining and designing with them.

This is your chance to see those skills and plants up close.

Filled with jungle-like plants, the lush growth in this small exotic garden is a show stopper with a magnificent mix of flowering and foliage plants including tree ferns, bamboos and a succulent collection. The various shades of green provide contrasting textures and shapes, from smooth large-leaved plants to those with spiky architectural foliage or long, slim fronds and the lacy look of ferns. This visit is not to be missed.

Please note: Only ticketholders for each time slot will be admitted on the day.

Northern Committee members look forward to seeing you at Conrad’s garden on 16th September.

(Photo courtesy of Conrad McCormick)