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  • The dodo terrace by the Italian garden © National Trust / Mount Stewart

    Dodo Terrace

    The Dodo Terrace commemorates the Ark Club, a club set up by Edith, Lady Londonderry, in 1915.

  • Tir Nan Og, the peaceful family burial ground © Helen Harrison

    Tir N’an Og

    The family burial ground which overlooks the lake.

  • The white stag overlooks the lake © National Trust / Mount Stewart

    White stag

    Legend says the white stag takes humans to Tir N’an Og, ‘the land of the everyoung'

  • One of Mount Stewart’s many red squirrels © Trevor Moffet

    Red squirrels

    Red squirrels are on the decline in Northern Ireland but we have a healthy population of them.

Lake walk and highlights...

Watch Coots and their young feed on the lake © Jim Parry

Watch Coots and their young feed on the lake

The colours and wildlife around the lake change as each season passes, during the summer months watch breeding little grebe, mute swan, mallard, tufted duck, moorhen and coot.

Discover one of our unusual species of plants © Malcolm Jarvis

Discover one of our unusual species of plants

What's that plant?

Have you seen a plant you liked on your visit? Not sure what it is? We can help!

Email us and a member of the garden team will identify the plant.

For best results please:

  • Describe the location of the plant.
  • Provide some photographs of the plant and any special features such as flower and leaf shape, colour, bark etc.

Download our walks

  • Red squirrel walk

    How many of these little critters will you spot? A great walk for kids and adults alike.

  • Lake walk

    Feed the birds on the lake, then take a look around Tir N’an Og and visit the white stag.

Learn more about...

The Pony Wood - The area known as the Pony Wood can be found just before reaching the lake at Mount Stewart and is a memorial to the horses which spent their lives on the estate.

Read our garden blog

Jill Russell, our garden blogger

One of our Wednesday garden volunteers, Jill Russell, has been faithfully keeping a diary of her work at Mount Stewart.

You can read it in our reception area or view it online (opens external link).