Seaforde Gardens and Café will be open only on weekends from 11th April onwards, until further notice.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Tropical Butterfly House will remain closed until further notice. The Café will serve take-away food and drinks only.

Seaforde Gardens and Café will be open only on weekends from 11th April onwards, until further notice.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Tropical Butterfly House will remain closed until further notice. The Café will serve take-away food and drinks only.

Seaforde Gardens and Café will be open only on weekends from 11th April onwards, until further notice.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Tropical Butterfly House will remain closed until further notice. The Café will serve take-away food and drinks only.

Discover. Explore. Unwind.

Seaforde Gardens, Maze and Tropical Butterfly House promises a truly plant rich and nature-filled experience for visitors. Situated in the historic Demesne of Seaforde in County Down, which has been a family home for almost 400 years, visitors will discover an historic walled garden that has something for everyone. The perfect place in which to unwind for an afternoon or to hunt out your favourite spot.

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.

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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 a renowned collection of plants collected 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

The Garden House Café

Take a moment to exhale and enjoy the home-made, locally sourced produce available at our Garden House Café. From delicious barista coffee 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 each successive family generation leaves its mark.

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.

Have you checked out our new location yet? ✨ 
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If you haven’t - factor it into your weekend plans! Catch us seafordegardens tomorrow (Sat) from 10am-4:30pm & Sunday 12noon-5pm (& every Sat & Sun until restrictions are lifted and we can be there full time!) with your favourite specialty coffee & delicious bakes! 
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We couldn’t be happier after our first week - it’s the most magical setting & the gardens are WELL worth a visit. Swing by, grab a coffee & let yourself get lost 🌱✌🏼 
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Newcastle is open as normal ✔️ 

Thanks pikeitup07 for this awesome snap 📸 

#railwayst #2 #seafordegardens #specialtycoffee #artisanfood #itsourthing #nobaddays
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We had a lovely walk around seafordegardens this morning, so many peacocks around! Riley was fascinated ☺️ #seafordegardens #codown #easterwalk #funinthesun🌞 #countydown #peacocksofinstagram
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Lovely walk around Seaforde Gardens dodging the snow ❄️ showers
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Sunny days are the best ☀️
#seaforde #seafordebutterflyhouse #countydown #northernireland #sunshine #gooutdoors #outdooradventures #outdoortherapy #goodvibes #goodmorning #northernirelandphotography #seafordegardens #flowers #gardenersworld #howdoesyourgardengrow #floral #sunnydays #easter #happyeaster #pretty #beautifulgarden #flowergarden #bbccountryfilemagpotd #springwatch #bbcspringwatch #countryfile #naturephotography #nature_perfection #natureshots #outdoorphotography
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It’s here - our first VEGAN treat! We’ve called it Veganaire Shortbread and can proudly say it  got raving reviews from both our vegan AND non-vegan friends. Packed with almonds, cashews and date ‘caramel’ it has loads of flavour and texture. Get yours today from railwaystcoffee Seaforde Gardens location 🌿🌱🍃

#lifeistooshortfordrycake #vegan #veganfriendly #seafordegardens #railwayst #codown #kinandfolk #specialitytreats
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We are ready to go seafordegardens ☕️ 🦋 🏠 ✔️ here’s a few things to know before you visit us ⬇️ 
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🌱 you DO NOT have to pay to come for a coffee/treat - our customers enjoy free parking & free access to the sitting green & children’s play park (u12) 
🌱 you only have to pay for access to the walled gardens - a member of the garden staff will gladly assist you!
🌱we WILL NOT be serving hot food in Seaforde, (Newcastle will operate as normal!) this week just a selection of your favourite bakes & your favourite coffee of course! 
🌱unfortunately NO DOGS are currently allowed in the gardens as we have the most beautiful peacocks roaming around 🦚 
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We can’t wait to show your our new venue - it’s pretty special & we think you’ll agree! Catch us from 10am-4:30pm tomorrow ♥️ #railwayst #2 #specialtycoffee #specialtybakes #seafordegardens #codown
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We are very happy to say that @railwaystcoffee will be serving takeaway coffees and bakes at the cafe from this Friday (2nd April). Roll on the weekend!! #seafordegardens #codown #discoverni #railwayst
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Did you guess right? 🤩🌿🌱🌳🌻 
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We will be opening for takeaway coffee & bakes THIS FRIDAY (2nd April) from 10am in the most beautiful surroundings seafordegardens & we cannot wait! ☕️🍪 we’ll see you here 🙌🏼 
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*our shop in Newcastle will be serving takeaway coffee, food & treats as normal 9am-5pm (kitchen until 3pm!) #railwayst #taketwo #seafordegardens #codown #newcastle #sprecialtycoffee
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Seaforde Gardens will be reopening for Easter week, from this Friday 2nd April until Sunday 11th April.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Butterfly House and Cafe will not reopen until further notice.  Looking forward to welcoming everyone back. The peacocks can’t wait either! #seafordegardens #gardensireland #discoverni #countydown
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Aren't the colours amazing? The feather's eyes reminding me of being studded with gems! Turquoises, electric blues and greens. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Vibrant and neon colours all perfectly balanced!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I took this photo of this fabulous peacock strutting his beautiful feathers within the gardens at the Seaforde Butterfly House in N.Ireland a few years ago.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you are lucky you might find a feather in the stately gardens or you could buy a fallen one as a token in the shop!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But are they lucky or unlucky? My granny always thought that having a peacock feather in your house was unlucky because the 'eye' was watching you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Yet there are so many amulets in other cultures that focus on 'eyes' to protect you against the 'evil eye'!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What do you think? Do you have a peacock superstition? I'd love to know?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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For me, the colours are fascinating and you can see the mix of blues and greens translated into my pieces! Yum Yum Yum!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Nice reflection at these gates in Seaforde Co Down #northernirelandtraveller #northernireland #nireland #ireland #belfast #belfastblogger #irish #nirish #discoverni #documentbelfast #visitni #lovebelfast #loveireland #mygiantadventure #insta_ireland #instanorthernireland #belfastireland #trekni #seaforde #seafordebutterflyhouse #seafordegardens #codown #smartphonephotography #reflection #shotoniphone #gatehouse #gates #autumn
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Nice reflection at these gates in Seaforde Co Down #northernirelandtraveller #northernireland #nireland #ireland #belfast #belfastblogger #irish #nirish #discoverni #documentbelfast #visitni #lovebelfast #loveireland #mygiantadventure #insta_ireland #instanorthernireland #belfastireland #trekni #seaforde #seafordebutterflyhouse #seafordegardens #codown #smartphonephotography #reflection #shotoniphone #gatehouse #gates
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