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.

Lots of butterflies to be seen for one more week only🦋🦋!! The Butterfly House closes for the season on September 30th. The gardens and cafe will stay open Wed-Sun throughout autumn/winter...
#butterflies #photoopp #instabutterfly #seafordegardens #thegardenhousecafeseaforde #discoverni
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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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🦋 We’re back 🦋! The Gardens and Tropical Butterfly House reopen from tomorrow, Friday 17th July.  Cafe not open initially but soft drinks and ice creams are available in the shop. Looking forward to seeing you all soon! 🦚 🦚
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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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Come and get up close with a large tree nymph, also known as a paper kite butterfly.  From today, face masks must be worn in the Butterfly House and Shop.
#largetreenymph #paperkitebutterfly #tropicalbutterflyhouse #tropicalbutterflies #discoverni #tourismni #seafordegardens
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Peacocks lounging in the sunshine in the Maze Garden... #peacocks #peacocksofinstagram #autumn #autumninnorthernireland #seafordegardens #discoverni
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The gorgeous blue morpho shows off its underside,  providing perfect camouflage against predators in the wild #bluemorpho #tropicalbutterflyhouse #seafordegardens #discoverni #tourismni
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Gate to the secret garden

31/08/2019
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Yes, I’m a handsome guy... Always wonderful to have peacocks wondering through the garden. 💚💙💚
#peacock #bird #seafordegardens #dailybloomnorthernireland
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And so begins the short 12 day life of this lovely forest queen butterfly (Euxanthe wakefieldi). So many beauties on show in the Butterfly House until the end of September...
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Can you find the middle of the maze?  #maze #mazegarden #skygazing #daysoutwithkids #seafordegardens #discoverni #tourismni #northernirelandtourism
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GARDEN SHED
This enchanting little garden kiosk, dripping with Himalayan Musk roses, is at the entrance of the Seaforde Gardens in N. Ireland.  Add peacocks flaunting their colors throughout the garden and you’re in a fairy tale! 💕

Seaforde Garden in County Down boasts Ireland’s oldest living maze and an illustrious collection of exotic plants collected and curated from the far corners of the world. 
#dailybloomgardenshed #dailybloomgardenstructure #seafordegardens #gardensofnorthernireland #dailybloomnorthernireland #roses #dailybloomrose #himalyananmusk #climbingrose  seafordegardens
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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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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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Had the chance for some great photos today seafordegardens 😍 Will gradually upload photos of some of the stunning butterflies 😊 This gorgeous guy appeared as soon as we arrived in the car park!! 😄
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#PhotoOfTheDay #PhotographyAddict #PhotographyIsLife #ThroughTheLens #LandscapePhotography #Forest #NaturePhotography #Trees #Woods #Nikon #NikonD3500 #AnimalPhotography #BirdPhotography #Peacock #Blue #SeaFordeGardens
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Calling all kids this Halloween 👻 🎃 ...!! Hunt for witches in the Gardens, break the spell and claim your prize 🧙‍♀️ 26th -31st October 10-5pm
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Case of the mysterious holes solved...😂🦚
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He's behind you! 🦋📸💕 #butterfly #butterflyhouse #Seaforde #SeafordeGardens #SeafordeTropicalButterflyHouse  #CoDown #husband #adphotography #NorthernIreland #DiscoverNI
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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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