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Group visits to Rowallane Garden

Visitors exploring the Bodnant Garden, Wales
Enjoy a guided group walk through the garden. | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Rowallane Garden is the perfect place for your group outing. We've got everything you need for a great day out. Enjoy the different gardens and green spaces that make Rowallane Garden what it is and relax in the café with refreshments.

Information for groups

  • A group consists of 15 people or more.
  • Garden tours are subject to Garden team availability
  • Group visits should be booked a week in advance of expected visit date
  • We recommend allowing at least two hours for your visit.
  • Coach parking is available in our main car park.
  • Pre-book your guided tour in advance
  • Visit our onsite potter and watch him at work (Thursday - Sunday).
  • A mixture of grass paths and unpredictible weather means we would always recommend a sensible choice of footwear.
  • Mobility scooters are available to borrow should any group member require one.

Booking a group visit

Interested in visiting with your group? Contact us directly for more information and to book via email or by calling 028 9751 0131.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Family walking in Rowallane Garden, County Down in November

Discover more at Rowallane Garden

Find out when Rowallane Garden is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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Things to do at Rowallane Garden 

Discover one of Northern Ireland’s most beautiful gardens and explore the Victorian pleasure grounds, walled garden and woodland. There's something to see all year round.

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Eating at Rowallane Garden 

You can come to Rowallane Garden for a long stroll in nature and stay for a cuppa and light bite in the café.

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Accessibility at Rowallane Garden 

The National Trust is for everyone, and at Rowallane Garden our team have been working hard to improve accessibility across the garden to enable more visitors to enjoy and explore this special place.

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Education Group Access Pass 

If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from an Education Group Access Pass, which gives you free admission for a year.

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Touring Pass 

If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.

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Group visits frequently asked questions 

Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.