New Year resolutions Rowallane Garden can inspire

Hugh Armytage Moore

Visit Rowallane Garden this winter to explore the gardens, be inspired by new things and help our cause.

What's your resolution this year? Maybe it's to do something different with your spare time - volunteering or perhaps you're aiming to get fit this year through walking, or even just to ditch the gym pass in favor of the great outdoors or simply learn something new, well this January we can help you on your way.

Learn Something New

2019 can be a year that inspires your mind and body, at Rowallane Garden we have that covered.  On 27 January join us for Cold Busters, a short demonstration by our head gardener on the healing power of plants. Learn how the plants in your garden can be used to promote the healing of coughs and colds at this time of year.


We all can often overindulge over the festive season. Take a mince pie for example,yes they are delicious but can you believe that the average mince pie has 289 calories!  A brisk 15-minute walk around our woodland walk will help you burn off two mince pies and a walk around our entire garden would burn off 570 calories. The calories could be limitless as our garden is free to roam. Why not pick up our winter walk to keep your mind occupied while your legs do the work, so pop along and see how far your legs can take you. 

Be sure to put on your wellies boots to explore our entire garden.
Wellies boots
Be sure to put on your wellies boots to explore our entire garden.

Voluntary Work

For those who have made a new years resolution to do some voluntary work, our Garden Volunteers can work with our gardening team to make our garden look in ship-shape for the all year round; you could be preparing beds in our magnificent walled garden or help cut wildflower in our Old Wood. Every day is a new challenge, helping our cause and learning new skills is just part of the benefits. You also get loads of fresh air, can keep fit and healthy, get your hands dirty and enjoy the great outdoors and make new friends along the way with plenty of cup of tea – it tastes better after all that fresh air. For more information on voluntary work at Rowallane Garden, please visit.     

Volunteering at Rowallane is a fun way Make friends
Volunteering at Rowallane is a fun way to make friends
Volunteering at Rowallane is a fun way Make friends

So if the January blues hit you this year, when you can come and feel inspired to walk, explore, learn new things and help our conservation of beautiful places, like Rowallane Garden.