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Voted as one of the top ten gardens in the world, Mount Stewart reflects a rich tapestry of design and planting artistry bearing the hallmark of its creator, Lady Londonderry’s passion for bold planting schemes coupled with the mild climate of Strangford Lough allows rare and tender plants from across the globe to thrive. Each of the formal gardens exudes a distinct character. The beautifully landscaped and informal grounds surrounding the lake offer picturesque walks.
The Londonderry’s family home reopened in April 2015 following a three year £7 million restoration programme. For the first time four brand new, never before seen rooms are accessible to the public. All existing rooms within the house have also been re-presented and interpreted, with textiles, carpets and curtains. There are new collections featuring paintings and artefacts on show for the first time, including one of the most significant silver displays in the Trust’s care. Guided tours of the house and gardens are available.