Seaforde Gardens & Tropical Butterfly House will re-open for the 2019 Season on 11th April.

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A botanical haven in the heart of County Down

Discover. Explore. Unwind.

Seaforde Gardens, Maze and Tropical Butterfly House, 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.

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 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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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.

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Come and Build a Gingerbread House

Come and Build a Gingerbread House

This Saturday we are inviting budding young builders and general Christmas lovers to come to The Garden House and build their very own gingerbread house.  We’re busy making all the parts needed to assemble your house ready for you...

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Christmas Wreath Workshop

We are holding a wreath making workshop on Wednesday, December 12th from 10:30am-1pm. Come and learn how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath with a willow base and using only natural materials which you can take home to enjoy over the...

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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