The Mount Stewart garden appeal
Find out about the important work we’ve been completing to restore the historic garden. Discover plans for future work to transform a further 900 acres. With your help we can continue to provide special places for future generations to enjoy. Find out how you can contribute to the conservation work.
You've been helping us to fund the restoration of the garden at this special place. We've now recently acquired additional land surrounding the garden that also needs our attention. Can you help support at Mount Stewart a little more?
We've achieved so much but there's more to do. Thanks to your generous support we've already transformed the Dodo Terrace and replanted the Italian Garden.
Additional work required
There are now an additional 900 acres of surrounding demesne land, including the Walled Garden and Rose Garden, that is in urgent need of repair.
How the appeal adds up:
• 900 acres of demesne land are in urgent need of work
• Reinstating heritage blooms in the Rose Garden
• Creating a plant nursery to grow rare soft fruits and saplings
• Conservation work to historic ornamental urns
Bringing the garden to life
Help revive the vinery glasshouse
We plan to provide a safe home for a planned collection of rare soft fruits and Northern Ireland’s oldest vine planted in 1769.
A nursery and garden will be a new home to young trees and shrubs before they’re given a permanent place in Mount Stewart’s extensive woodland gardens and demesne.
Help the Rose Garden bloom again
We want to reinstate the historic urns and pathways in the Walled Garden, rebuild the pergola and plant an array of scented historic garden varieties.
Lady Londonderry regularly made pot pourri from fragrant rose petals to fill Mount Stewart with floral scent. We’d like to recreate this idea to bring the outdoors back inside once more using heritage plants from the era.
Why give to the National Trust?
As a charity we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the historic places in our care. Supporters help to conserve historic homes, gardens and natural spaces.
Get inspired by the past
This helps to ensure that future generations have places where they can be inspired by stories of the past, enjoy time to reflect and make memories to treasure.
Vital conservation work
Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work at this special place. With your support we can continue to protect the irreplaceable for everyone, for ever.
With your ongoing support, we're able to continue our vital conservation work. Thank you for helping to protect these special places.
Take a stroll through the world-class garden at Mount Stewart and discover an extraordinary scope of plant collections and original, historic features.
Discover how our work helps to create space for nature to thrive. From revealing an 800-year-old Norman motte to providing diverse habit for squirrels, barn owls and the native black bee.
Home to the Londonderry family for generations, uncover the stories of the people who lived and worked at Mount Stewart
Discover more about the women of Mount Stewart from leading the Women’s Legion, using their influence with Parliament and hosting visits from royalty.
Discover highlights in the family collection brought together through a generous loan. See works by famous artists that are now on display for the first time in centuries.