Welcome Back! Seaforde Gardens and Tropical Butterfly House are open again.

Welcome Back! Seaforde Gardens and Tropical Butterfly House are open again.

Welcome Back! Seaforde Gardens and Tropical Butterfly House are open again.

Discover. Explore. Unwind.

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.


Please Note: due to coronavirus restrictions, the café will remain closed until further notice.
Butterflies at Seaforde Gardens' tropical butterfly house

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.

Please note: numbers into the Butterfly House at any one time will be restricted for social distancing requirements.

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The Seaforde Gardens maze

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.

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Home baked chocolate sponge cake at The Garden House Café

The Garden House Café

Please note that due to coronavirus restrictions, the café will remain closed until further notice.

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

Wooden gazebo resting against a red brick wall at Seaforde Gardens

Season Passes

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.

How to buy

Seen at #Seaforde

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.

How trippy is this picture 📷 seafordegardens 👀🤪🤯
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#clouds #maze #seafordegardens#garden #trees #trippy #trippyphotography #niphotographer #northernireland #codown #seaforde #colours #myphotography
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Jungle vibes in the pheasantry at Seaforde Garden yesterday. 

#seafordegardens #jungle #ferns #green #rain #secretgardens #gardenviews

Cheers mcn.claire for organising the visit!
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Bank holiday Monday 🦋☀️🌸 .
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#butterfly #butterflyhouse #seafordebutterflyhouse #seaforde #seafordegardens #walledgarden #maze #tropical #familydays #family #bestfriends #motherandson #mothernature #paintedlady #paintedladybutterfly #ireland #discoverireland #travelireland #newcastle #countydown #mournemountains #kingdomofmourne #mistymountains #bankholiday #longweekend #summer #summerholidays
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Everyone look at this lovely shot of Pedro. Wee stunna .
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#parrots #wildlife #seaforde #butterflyhouse #ni #northernireland #seafordegardens
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Finding a spot out of the wind on a blustery morning! 💨🦚
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Through the magic door into the Maze Garden seafordegardens
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Case of the mysterious holes solved...😂🦚
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The view beyond. The Maze Garden viewed through the arched doorway from the Pheasantry. #seafordegardens #irishgarden #doorway #arch #gardendoor #secretdoor #garden #gardenview #walledgarden #gardendesign #countydown #discoverni #discoverireland #maze #secretgarden
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🦚 Shining in the sun 🦚
#northernirelandtourism #seafordegardens #seafordebutterflyhouse #peacock
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🦋 Seaforde butterfly house what a beaut you are! 🦋
#seafordegardens #seafordebutterflyhouse #northernirelandtourism
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Yesteryear. Back in time 153 years to 1865 - the Pheasantry, Seaforde Gardens with the walled garden visible behind. Note the early lawn mower being pulled by hand at the left-hand side of the image. Some of the current arboretum in this garden is identifiable here in its infancy #seafordegardens #oldphotograph #victoriangardens #countydown #irishgarden #lostgarden #victorianireland #discoverireland #irishcountryhouse #irishcountrygarden #gardening #vintagemower
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🐇 “if you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there” 🍄 #aliceinwonderland #maze #seafordegardens #tropicalbutterflyhouse #hedgemaze #summer #hiddengems
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Loved exploring the beautiful seafordegardens on Friday, thanks for the tour mcn.claire! #exploreNI #seafordegardens #green #blueskies
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Covid 19 Update

Please note: Seaforde Gardens continues to monitor the latest guidance from Government on social distancing guidelines. This means that it may need to adopt new precautionary measures from time to time, including temporary closure if required. Please visit this website and our social media pages for any updates.

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