The Mount

The Mount

The Mount was created in 2007. From the top you can enjoy fine views not only of the garden itself but the sea to the north and Glenarm Castle’s park to the south.

Sculpture by Angela Sykes

Sculpture by Angela Sykes

Angela Sykes, later Countess of Antrim, was the present Earl’s mother and a talented artist. This sculpture of the Madonna and Child was completed when she was only 16 years old.

The Yew Circle

The Yew Circle

This circular yew hedge, which surrounds the herb garden, is one of the oldest features of the garden dating from the 1820s.

The Herb Garden

The Herb Garden

The four capitols that sit in this wonderfully scented herb garden originally belonged to the Earl-Bishop and are thought to have come from his palace at Downhill in County Derry.

The Cascade and The Fountain

The Cascade and The Fountain

The pebbles used for the rills originally came from Glenarm beach.

The Hot Border

The Hot Border

One of the most exciting areas of the garden, this herbaceous border is filled with bright reds, pinks and oranges throughout the season: from tulips and paeonies in early summer to bright dahlias and penstemons in the early autumn.

The Apple Trees

The Apple Trees

The espaliered Discovery apple trees which line the top wall of the garden are hugely decorative in late summer and early autumn as the fruit ripens into a deep red colour.

The Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden

Growing fruit and vegetables for the big house was once the primary purpose of a Walled Garden. Now only this section of the garden is used for supplying fruit and vegetables.

The Glass House

The Glass House

The glass house, in which apricots, nectarines and grapes are grown, dates back to the 1820s. It is also used to propagate plants for the garden and shop. The structure backs onto the whitewashed bothies in the kitchen garden. Many of these contain small fireplaces and were once used to house journeyman garden staff.

The Obelisk

The Obelisk

Recently commissioned by Viscount Dunluce, The Obelisk, which is situated in the apple orchard was created by local craftsman Corin Giles out of oak.