Glenarm Castle Garden: A colourful vista in the north of Ireland
This evening, I am posting information and images on one of Ireland’s oldest gardens, namely
those at Glenarm Castle which occupies a coastal location about 32 miles/50 minutes north of Belfast.
Here can be found:
- A sculpture by Angela Sykes, Countess of Antrim.
- A circular yew hedge which was established in the 1820s.
- Herb Garden.
- Cascade and Fountain.
- Herbaceous Border filled with a range of colourful flowering plants including tulips, paeonies, dahlias and penstemons.
- Espaliered apples trees. these are pruned and tied to a frame.
- Kitchen Garden for production of fruit and vegetables.
- 1820s era Glasshouse in which apricots, nectarines and grapes are grown.
- Other features including a wooden, carved obelisk and the Mount, an artificial mound which forms a viewpoint.
Video clip of the Garden