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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 Òg

    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 Òg, ‘the land of the every...

  • 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.

Original Irish Yew creates Sea Monster

The Fomorian was designed by local artist, Terry Dorrian © Elaine Hill

The Fomorian was designed by local artist, Terry Dorrian

The intricate yew topiary at Mount Stewart has delighted visitors for decades and now we've installed a new piece in the Shamrock Garden to rival them all.

The new fourteen foot high sea creature from Celtic mythology known as a Fomorian was created by local artist Terry Dorrian.

Discover the old Walled Garden

The Rose Garden c.1960 © National Trust

The Rose Garden c.1960

This year we have something new to see at Mount Stewart.

At the top of the lake walk you will find a path leading you to what was once the Rose Garden, Dairy and Vinery.

Restoring the historic Walled Garden at Mount Stewart means that we can save the rose garden and home of one of the oldest grape vines in the UK and Ireland, 'The White Syrian' planted in 1769.

New flowers start to bloom as the trees shed their leaves © Nicola Bugg

New flowers start to bloom as the trees shed their leaves

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 explore Tir N’an Òg and visit the white stag.

Learn more about...

The Fitzroya Tree - Growing in the grounds of Mount Stewart is the Fitzroya tree, a native tree of Chile, and one of the oldest living trees in the world.

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).