The History of Rowallane Garden

Rowallane Garden House Historic Image

Formerly a farm belonging to the Reverend John Moore it has become one of the foremost gardens of the nineteenth century in the British Isles.

Outisde village of Saintfield, situated on the gently undulating hills of the County Down countryside lies Rowallane Garden.

The importance of Rowallane Garden arises from the combination of two designers' work. The Reverend John Moore who laid out a naturalistic Irish gentry garden in the mid to late nineteenth century, and his nephew Hugh Armytage Moore who planted the garden using more exoctic plants, raising Rowallane's profile one of the foremost gardens of the nineteenth century in the British Isles.