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Garden Walks and Tours

Join our expert gardeners for guided walks and tours in the historic gardens of Hillsborough Castle throughout the changing seasons. Discover what's in season and explore the magnificent history behind the beautiful plants and flowers.

Each tour starts in the Weston Pavilion at the Lower Visitor Centre and finishes back at the Weston Pavilion.

Want to learn more about our gardens? Join a garden workshop led by our gardeners to discover more about the gardens at Hillsborough Castle's only royal residence.


15 May 2024

10.30 - 12.00

Ticketing information

Ticket price: £20.20.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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Planting productive vegetable gardens

Come and join Daniel Coombes and the Walled Garden team as they introduce you to the range of fruit and vegetables being grown this year and explain the techniques they are using. Examine the early crops and enjoy the fruit blossom.

The tour takes places in the Walled Garden and the surfaces are even.

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024
Time: 10.30
Location: Meet in the Lower Visitor Centre

Fresh vegetables in cardboard boxes


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Garden Workshops

Join our expert gardeners in workshops and explore Hillsborough Castle's historic gardens.

  • Until 14 September 2024
  • 10.30 - 12.30
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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  • Families

Summer Music In The Gardens

Spend a summer afternoon relaxing in the gardens and listening to music.

  • 29 June - 17 August
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in all admission tickets (members go free)
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  • Events
  • Families

Peter Rabbit Adventure

Discover 100 acres of fun with Peter and friends this summer. Treat your family with free tickets for kids.

  • 29 June - 01 September 2024
  • In line with gardens opening hours
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in all admission tickets (members go free)
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Art at Hillsborough Castle

Hillsborough Castle has become a place in which to see amazing art

The story of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

‘The Grandest House in County Down’

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Shop homewares

In our home section you will find stylish lifestyle home accessories and furnishings, including cushions, tapestries, ornaments and much more which will add those finishing touches to make your room complete.

From £5.00

Shop food & drink

Feast your eyes on our wonderful selection of food inspired by our royal kitchen. Shop chocolates, preserves, jam, chocolate coins and the finest liqueurs.

From £4.00