Rhododendron hill is always worth a detour © Marleen de Kramer

Rhododendron hill is always worth a detour

Our natural habitats

Mount Stewart estate hosts a number of natural habitats in which animals and plants can flourish. Three of our main habitats are wetland around the lake, grassland at Temple of the Winds and woodland, which is home to the red squirrel, throughout the estate.


Part of the 'ladies walk' over the lake © Mount Stewart

The wetland areas and the lake are important features of nature conservation on the estate.


Find purple wild flowers in the grassland © National Trust / Mount Stewart

Most can be found in the formal grassland areas in front of the main house and around the lake.


Mount Stewart woodland on an early winter morning © National Trust / Mount Stewart

Scattered areas of semi-natural broadleaf woodland have established themselves well.