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See the gardens of Northern Ireland’s royal residence erupt in spectacular colour as Spring Spectacular returns for 2024. Be dazzled by over half a million bulbs in bloom.

Following 2023’s stunning inaugural event, this year will see even more diversity. 76 different varieties will spring to life, of which 32 are new to the gardens. Daffodils and crocuses will mark the emergence of the gardens from winter, handing over to tulips and camassia later in the spring. Don’t miss admiring the large selection of rare Northern Irish daffodils.

A gentle springtime walk amongst the blooms is the perfect way to relax with friends and families. Stroll through the varied blooms and savour the tranquility, then treat yourself to a delicious drink or morsel from the café.

There are also plenty of events on offer throughout the spring, whether you are a gardening guru or just interested in learning something new. On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April, the Courthouse will play host to the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Spring Daffodil Show as part of the World Daffodil Convention, in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Daffodil Group.

From March to May, take part in a series of garden workshops and create your own seasonal bouquet or plant flowers and vegetables under expert guidance from our gardens team. Want to know more about the gardens? Join a walk led by our talented gardeners, with each tour exploring a different area of the gardens.

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Sun, 14 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mon, 15 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tue, 16 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thu, 18 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri, 19 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat, 20 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun, 21 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mon, 22 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tue, 23 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wed, 24 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thu, 25 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri, 26 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat, 27 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun, 28 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mon, 29 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tue, 30 Apr 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wed, 01 May 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thu, 02 May 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri, 03 May 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat, 04 May 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun, 05 May 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mon, 06 May 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

  • Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
  • Hillsborough
  • Down
  • BT26 6HR

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