Gardens at Mount Stewart

The garden reflects a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The mild climate of Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation. The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape; the wooded areas support a range of plants from all corners of the world, ensuring something beautiful blooming whatever the season.

The fountain depicting Lady Mairi as a child in the Mairi Garden at Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart's world-class gardens 

With a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry, visit Mount Stewart's gardens in County Down, recently voted in the top ten gardens in the world.

" Gardens are meant to be lived in and enjoyed and I hope they may long continue to be a source of pleasure to those who visit them…"
- Lady Edith, 7th Marchioness of Londonderry
A tree surrounded in snow at Mount Stewart

7 things to spot in a winter garden 

Here are a few that you can seek out and enjoy in a winter garden.