The Gardens, Tropical Butterfly House and café are, regrettably, closed to public access until further notice, as a precautionary response to coronavirus.

The Gardens, Tropical Butterfly House and café are, regrettably, closed to public access until further notice, as a precautionary response to coronavirus.

The Gardens, Tropical Butterfly House and café are, regrettably, closed to public access until further notice, as a precautionary response to coronavirus.

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.

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.

Explore Here

Home baked chocolate sponge cake at The Garden House Café
 

Unwind In 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.

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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.

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Covid 19 Update

Please note: The Gardens, Tropical Butterfly House and café are, regrettably, closed to public access until further notice, as a precautionary response to coronavirus.

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