Seaforde Gardens & Tropical Butterfly House is now closed for the Autumn/Winter season.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the Spring of 2022!

Seaforde Gardens & Tropical Butterfly House is now closed for the Autumn/Winter season.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the Spring of 2022!

Seaforde Gardens & Tropical Butterfly House is now closed for the Autumn/Winter season.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the Spring of 2022!

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.

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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.

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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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  • Seaforde, County Down
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