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The Mount Stewart garden appeal

The Dodo Terrace at Mount Stewart, County Down
The Dodo Terrace at Mount Stewart, County Down | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

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?

Generous support

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

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Young visitor looking at fruit on a tree | © National Trust Images/John Millar

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.

Rose flower in bloom at Mont Stewart, County Down.
Rose flower in bloom at Mont Stewart, County Down. | © National Trust Images

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.

Thank you

With your ongoing support, we're able to continue our vital conservation work. Thank you for helping to protect these special places.

Visitors sitting on a bench beside another visitor using a mobility scooter, admiring the view of the lake in the garden at Mount Stewart


Everyone needs nature, now more than ever. Donate today and you could help people and nature to thrive at the places we care for.

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