Seaforde Gardens and Maze promises a truly remarkable botanic and nature-filled experience. Situated in the historic Demesne of Seaforde in County Down, and a family home for almost 400 years, we welcome you to visit and immerse yourself in the boundless beauty of this unique destination.
Discover the Tropical Butterfly House
The Tropical Butterfly House is the tranquil jungle home to myriad species of free-flying butterflies and exotic plant life.
Explore Our Historic Gardens And Maze
The hidden, micro-climate gardens at Seaforde boast Ireland’s oldest living maze and support an illustrious collection of plants collected and curated from distant corners of the world. The gardens also feature an arboretum containing champion trees and rare species.
The Garden House Café
Take a moment to exhale and enjoy the home-made, locally sourced produce available at our Garden House Café. From refreshing lemonade to home baked cakes, light lunches to quick snacks, we welcome you to this tranquil little spot.
A living history
Seaforde Demesne has been home to the Forde family for almost 400 years. Throughout the centuries, its buildings, parkland, farmland, woodland and gardens have evolved and adapted in shape, size and purpose as successive family generations continue to nurture and safeguard their home.
See how we’ve grown
Due to popular demand we are delighted to now offer Season Passes. These allow unlimited access into the Butterfly House and Gardens throughout the season.
Whether you’re an expert or a novice, Seaforde Gardens are the perfect setting for budding photographers. Enjoy cosying up to the butterflies, zooming in to the gardens and marvelling at the peacocks and we’ll delight in featuring your beautiful shots.