Rowallane Garden

Rowallane Garden is a National Trust property located just outside the small town of Saintfield, County Down, Northern Ireland. Rowallane Garden is noted for its collection of azaleas and rhododendrons. It is also home to the National Collection of penstemons.


The Garden features a walled garden, a natural Rock Garden Wood, wildflower meadows and a Farmland Walk and a Woodland Walk, as well as a tea-room. The house is the headquarters of the National Trust in Northern Ireland.


The Garden was laid out from the mid-1860s by the Reverend John Moore. He built a walled garden, created the Pleasure Grounds and planted many trees. In 1903 the garden passed to his nephew, Hugh Armytage Moore, who established and developed connections with seedsmen and botanic gardens throughout the world and further developed the Garden.