Explore the Garden
Dating from the 18th century, the Walled Garden is situated on the grounds of Glenarm Castle, the ancestral home of the McDonnell family, Earls of Antrim.
Over the past twenty years the Walled Garden has been carefully restored by Viscount and Viscountess Dunluce, with exciting new features added every year. It continues to evolve as a centre of horticultural excellence with imaginative herbaceous borders, beautiful water features, fruit and vegetable gardens, and displays of flowers that burst with colour from spring until autumn. We hope that you will keep returning to enjoy all that it has to offer.
Our 2022 season saw the edition of our Woodland Walk area, an exciting new element to your garden visit. Enter through a doorway at the top of the Walled Garden, here you will be able to take a stroll through the calming green scenery of this attractive woodland. Enjoy the panoramic view over the garden itself as well as lovely views of Glenarm Castle’s parkland.
“We try to ensure that the garden is constantly evolving and that there is always something to see and enjoy, from the apple blossom and tulips in spring to the brightly coloured herbaceous borders in high summer.”
Audio Guides for the Walled Garden, narrated by Sean Rafferty of BBC Radio 3, are available for a small hire fee at the Welcome Centre. Hear the history of the Walled Garden from the 18th Century till the modern day.
*subject to availability*
This summer we welcomed seven rescue Hedgehogs from Loughgall Hedgehog Rescue – Jack, Trevor, Thelma, Scratchy, Maud, Rick and Nettie.
All of the rescues have suffered severe trauma or illness and need the protection of the Walled Garden to survive. We are delighted to be highlighting their cause as Hedgehog numbers have fallen dramatically over the last 30 years due to pesticide use, habitat loss and the use of machinery, particularly grass strimmers.
While they tend to be most active at night, visitors to the Walled Garden might be lucky and see one of them scuttling around during the day.