Due to the mild local climate, many exotic plants thrive in these beautiful gardens. The formal areas have a Mediterranean feel, with fountains, colonnades and richly planted borders, while the wooded areas are filled with plants from all over the world, including rhododendrons and magnolias. Take the lake walk to see the seasons reflected in the tranquil waters, and look for red squirrels along the way.
Photo: National Trust Images
Due to ongoing rule changes in response to the coronavirus pandemic, public gardens may experience unforeseen restrictions and opening hours. To avoid disappointment we advise you contact gardens directly before visiting. Please see the individual garden’s website. If you can’t find the information you require, please call the garden directly. You’ll find website links and telephone numbers on the individual garden pages in this online directory
Some gardens require you to pre-book your tickets before visiting the garden. If this applies to a garden you’re planning to visit, please ensure you take your 2-for-1 Card with you to validate your booking.
Using your 2-for-1 card at Mount Stewart
- One free entry with one full-paying adult
- Card valid for the whole property. Card not valid on event days – phone or see website
- Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply
- Booking is no longer required
Open all year, daily, 10am-4:30pm (4pm in winter). For up-to-date prices & house opening details, see website
No booking - walk-up only