Benvarden Garden

Benvarden is described by Terence Reeves Smith in his Guide to Irish Gardens as ‘undoubtedly the best in private hands’

Benvarden’s two acre walled garden has been restored and replanted in the last forty years.

Georgina Cambell notes that the ‘star in this garden is the sunburst rose garden with hybrid tea roses planted in blocks of colour around an Italianate fountain. Exuberant old fashioned roses fountain over arches down the central gravelled walk and there is a model vegetable garden with a restored bothy’

The Woodland Pond has been reclaimed and further clearances and planting are in progress. The cobbled Stable Yard is an unusual diamond-shape and contains stables, a coach house and a tea room. There is also a small collection of farm and garden implements.

Contact Details

36 Benvarden Road
Co. Antrim
Open Tuesday to Sunday 1st June to end of August 12.00 – 5.30 p.m.
Closed Mondays Except Bank Holidays
Tel: (028) 2074 1331


Upcoming Events



Floral Art demonstration by Suzanne Cray

Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Day Tour to Altamont Garden, Co Carlow

Saturday 09 February, 2019

Airfield Estate Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School

Ballyrobert Gardens

Bantry House and Garden

Bellefield House

Benvarden Garden

Birr Castle Garden

Blarney Castle and Gardens

Burtown House and Gardens

Colclough Walled Garden

Coolaught Walled Garden

Festina Lente

Fota House – Victorian Working Garden

Gash Gardens

Glebe Gardens

Glenavon Japanese Garden

Hester Forde Garden – ‘Coosheen Garden’

Irish National Stud and Gardens – The Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra’s Garden

Johnstown Castle, Estate, Museum and Gardens

June Blake’s Garden, Blessington

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall

Killruddery House and Gardens

Kilmokea Country Manor and Gardens

Kylemore Abbey Victorian Walled Garden

Lodge Park Walled Garden

Loughcrew Gardens

Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Mount Usher Gardens

Oakfield Park Gardens

Old Deanery Garden

Rothe House Museum and Garden

Rowallane Garden

Salthill Garden

Seaforde Gardens

Strokestown Park Gardens

Terra Nova Gardens

The Bay Garden

The Dower House

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tyrrelstown House Garden

Woodville Walled Garden