You are at the top of the page

Skip to content or footer

Start of main content

Garden Workshops

Join our expert gardeners for a series of unmissable workshops throughout the year. These small group sessions in the idyllic setting of Hillsborough Castle's gardens will teach you hands-on techniques to use at home, from creating a bee-friendly garden to designing the very best hand-tied bouquets.

Want to learn more about our gardens? Join a themed garden walk led by our gardeners to see the seasons change or see the gardens erupt in spectacular colour with over half a million bulbs in bloom for Spring Spectacular


Until 14 September 2024

10.30 - 12.30

Ticketing information

Ticket prices:

Bouquet workshops - £55 (non-members) / £45 (members)

Propagation workshop - £45 (non-members) / £35 (members)

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Buy Tickets

Summer Bouquets

This summer, create your own hand-tied bouquet by harvesting and conditioning flowers from the gardens at Hillsborough under the instruction of our resident florist Lorna Brownlee. Maximum capacity of 15 people. 

Date: Saturday 06 July and 10 August 2024
Time: 10:30 on 06 July and 10:30 on 10 August
Location: Meet in the Walled Garden

Summer propagation

Grow your own plants at Hillsborough Castle's gardens. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to identify suitable plant material to use as propagules and you will be able to select material, and prepare and insert cuttings of a variety of plants using different methods from the plants. Maximum capacity of 15 people. 

Date: Saturday 20 July 2024
Time: 10:30
Location: Meet in the Walled Garden 

A close up of white flowers of Eucryphia × nymansensis 'Nymansay', (summer flowers) 22 August 2019.

Autumn Bouquets

This autumn, resident florist Lorna Brownlee will expertly guide you in creating your own hand-tied bouquet from the gardens. Maximum capacity of 15 people. 

Date: Saturday 14 September 2024
Time: 10:30
Location: Meet in the Walled Garden 


  • Tours and talks
  • Events

Garden walks and tours

Join us on guided walks and tours at Hillsborough Castle's gardens and discover the history behind their beautiful plants and flowers.

  • 15 May 2024
  • 10.30 - 12.00
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
Learn more Buy Tickets
  • Things to see

The Gardens

Discover the ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.

  • In line with gardens opening hours
  • Last entry one hour before closing.
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in all admission tickets (members go free)
Learn more
  • Events

Running Festival

Join us for this year’s Hillsborough Running Festival, in support of Northern Ireland Hospice, brought to you by RunThrough Events.

  • Sunday 28 July 2024
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
Learn more


The story of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

‘The Grandest House in County Down’

Art at Hillsborough Castle

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

Shop online

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