Every plant in the garden is gearing up to make the most of the summer and there is no better way to appreciate the colourful blooms and luscious green foliage than to visit the Ulster Gardens Scheme’s fabulous array of open gardens.
On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June, Mr Mervyn D N Singer, ‘Gremford’, 59 Mullafernaghan Road, Dromore, BT25 1JZ, is opening his garden from 2pm to 5pm, on behalf of the National Trust, Northern Ireland’s largest conservation charity.
This country garden of more than two acres was developed over a 25 year period from a green field site. Mixed planting provides all year round colour. Highlights include the Summer House with a stream and pond, secluded area with gazebo and scree planting. The garden is partially suitable for wheelchairs.
Location: From A1 dual carriageway between Banbridge and Dromore leave onto Skeltons Road,signposted for Blackskull and Donaghcloney. At crossroads go onto Mullafernaghan Road. After one mile the house is on the left after Skeltons Cut.
Enjoy a summer’s day wandering around other people’s secret paradises and pick up a few tips for your own garden. While you are there buy some plants and relax with a refreshing cup of tea. Funds raised from sale of teas are in aid of Cancer Research UK.
The organising committee is grateful to all the garden owners and very much appreciates all the hard work that goes into preparing the gardens. All funds raised by the Ulster Gardens Scheme are used for work in National Trust gardens in Northern Ireland.
Full details of open gardens are in the Ulster Gardens Scheme leaflet available from National Trust Regional Office, contact 028 9751 0721 or visit:
Admission is £3.