As the summer nears its end why not take a stroll through some of Ulster’s finest private gardens and discover their hidden secrets?
Open gardens, which continues on September 7 and 8, offers an opportunity to visit some wonderful green spaces across the province.
Hugh Jackson and Judith O’Keeffe will open the gates to their garden in Glenwherry in Antrim between 2pm and 5pm on both days.
The two Canadians have worked hard to deal with the challenges of gardening in clay soil and windy conditions by planting a prairie style garden in the ‘shadow of Slemish’.
Whether you’re a keen gardener eager for some helpful tips, or you simply enjoy the splendour and beauty of unusual plants, there will be something for everyone to enjoy in charming surroundings. While you’re there browse the plant stalls and relax refreshments provided.
For more information on the Ulster Gardens Scheme contact the National Trust Regional Office on 028 9751 0721 or visit www.ulstergardensscheme.org.uk
Judith and Hugh’s garden is located at 30A Ballynulto Road, Glenwherry, Co Antrim, BT42 4RJ and is mostly suitable for wheelchairs.