On Our Doorstep
Rowallane Gardens in Saintfield houses one of Ireland's premier plant collections. The main garden is the Spring Garden with a mass planting of Rhododendrons. The Walled Garden, once the Kitchen Garden for the Big House, is filled with mixed shrub borders for spring, and roses and perennials for summer. Particular highlights are the rhododendrons, hydrangeas, fuchsias, shrub roses, primulas, meconopsis, heathers and dwarf bulbs. Indeed, many plants have carried the Rowallane name throughout the gardening world – Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Rowallane’, Chaenomelles ‘Rowallane’, Hypericum ‘Rowallane’ and Primula ‘Rowallane Rose’.