Rowallane Garden

Rowallane Garden

Carved from the County Down landscape, Rowallane Garden on the outskirts of Saintfield, provides the perfect setting for those wishing to immerse themselves in nature’s beauty. Whether you are looking for leisurely walks, afternoon tea in the café or to simply relax in the walled garden and wildflower meadow, Rowallane provides for your every whim.

Noted for its collection of Azaleas, Penstemons and Rhododendrons, the 19th-Century garden allows you to leave the outside world behind you while you enjoy its unusual vistas and unique plants and shrubs of different ages, sizes and colour from across the world, throughout the year.

Walkers are catered for with a warren of trails across the estate. The Woodland Walk, which is popular with dog walkers and ramblers, leads walkers around the Rock Garden Wood on the edge of the garden into the Old Wood part of the garden. The newly added Farmland Trail leads through the fields and take in the summit of Trio Hill and its spectacular panoramic views over County Down and the ancient Rath.


Secondhand bookshop. Opportunity to purchase a unique Rowallane Garden glazed stoneware pot
Accessible parking
Dedicated parking for those with reduced mobility (gravel surface)
Accessible toilets
Grounds - mainly gravel and grass paths with undulating terrain Lower garden is partly accessible to those with restricted mobility Two wheelchairs available to borrow

Opening Hours

April to October 

Gardens: 10am - 6pm 

Cafe and Shop:  11am - 4pm

November to March

Gardens: 10am - 4pm 

Cafe and Shop: 11am - 3.30pm



Gift Aid
Whole property

  • Adult: £5.80
  • Child: £2.90
  • Family: £14.50
  • Group adult: n/a
  • Group child: n/a

Whole property

  • Adult: £5.27
  • Child: £2.63
  • Family: £13.18
  • Group adult: £6.00
  • Group child: n/a



Getting There

By road

Downpatrick Road (A7)

By foot

0.75 mile from Saintfield village centre

By bus

Belfast to Downpatrick (passing Belfast Great Victoria Street train station)

By cycle

0.75 mile from Saintfield village centre

Walk Trails

Circular, 0.5 - 2 miles

Rowallane Garden. Woodland Walk and Farmland Trail.


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