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Gardening Courses County Antrim

MyGardenSchool caters for anyone looking for gardening lectures or classes in County Antrim, or indeed if you are searching for gardening courses in Northern Ireland.  If you’re considering doing a gardening course, but don’t want to travel, you’ve come to the right place.  Unlike many horticultural distance learning courses, MyGardenSchool gives you a fully interactive classroom experience, with access to some of the world’s greatest garden writers (we are the first virtual gardening school in the world)
If you are travelling around in County Antrim and want to visit some spectacular gardens, there are some hidden gems.  Driving along the impressive Causeway Coastal Route, you will find Glenarm Castle Garden.  It boasts an impressive walled garden, with expansive seasonal range, the Walled Garden and Tea Room are open from May, when you can see an impressive display of spring bulbs, apple and pear blossom, until the end of September .  Also  keep and eye out for the spectacular mound in the garden designed by Irish designer Catherine Fitzgerald. The Tulip Festival at Glenarm is a spectacular display of 10,000 tulip bulbs planted through the walled garden.  The festival takes place annually over the first Bank Holiday weekend in May At Carnfunnock Country Park also along the Causeway Coastal Route there are some impressive views to be drunk. There is a selection of different types of garden, including a flower garden, butterfly garden, scented walkway, time garden, heather garden, rock garden, water garden and a hornbeam maze! Also check out the garden of Benvarden.   In his book, Gardens of Ireland, Terence Reeves-Smyth describes Benvarden as having one of the - "few fully-maintained walled gardens in Ireland and undoubtedly the best in private hands". The river Bush is used by the nearby Old Bushmills Distillery – Ireland’s Oldest Licensed Whiskey Distillery. Ballyrobert Cottage Garden and Nursery near Ballyclare is a traditional cottage garden extends to more than 2 acres in rural County Antrim and is beautifully maintained.  William Robinson, the Irish-born, world renowned garden designer, was the inspiration for the layout of this unique, traditional wealth of cottage garden plants, is also available and open to the public.location and for some retail therapy a specialist nursery, stocked with a garden.  

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