For the first time in its history, this mystical and enchanting estate, set in magnificent natural surroundings, is open to visit.
Montalto Estate aims to reconnect visitors with nature through access to a range of captivating gardens and beautiful walks and trails. The visitor experience includes: public access to the estate’s beautiful gardens along with unique and surprising garden features; historic walks and trails; and an exciting play area where children can explore, learn and wonder at their natural surroundings. A purpose built centre, designed in keeping with the look and feel of the estate, includes a welcome area featuring interpretation of the estate’s history; a stylish café offering flavoursome and beautifully presented food; and a shop that offers a mix of estate produce, local craft products and many other unique and exceptionally designed items.
The beautiful gardens include an Alpine Garden, a Winter Garden, a Cutting Garden, a Walled Garden, a Formal Garden, a Lost Garden and the Orchard situated within a wildflower meadow. Both the Winter Garden and Alpine Garden will always be accessible whilst the other gardens will be accessible whenever possible as they are working gardens. Four champion trees are located around the lake and the pinetum and over the past three years over 30,000 trees have been planted here.
Active families will enjoy the Woodland Trail and low wood. The impressive purpose built tree house, which was handcrafted onsite, features rope bridges, monkey bars and treetop views kids of all ages will enjoy. Mini explorers can enjoy the smaller tree house and natural play area. Everything within this area has been designed to fuel the imagination through exploration and discovery.
For tranquil and picturesque walks you can enjoy the stunning views of The Lake Walk and The Garden Walk. Catch a glimpse of some of the wonderful wildlife that calls Montalto Estate their home or simply take in the beautiful seasonal displays and reconnect with nature.
Top Reasons To Visit
- Discover their five magnificent Trails to explore
- Fun for all the family
- They have an impressive Low Wood Play park
- On the History Trail, explore the Battle of Ballynahinch site
- Finally, relax in their award-winning Café
Adult – £8.40
Child – £5.60
Floral Vase Workshop
In the stunning surroundings of Montalto Estate, join us in our new venue The Coach House and learn how to arrange your very own Floral Vase.
Dine & Stay in Montalto House
Come and stay in the 18th century mansion, Montalto House, and soak up the grandeur of the architecture.
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