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Bluebell walk in Nugent’s Wood, Portaferry

Saturday 2nd May
Strangford Lough
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Behind the Scenes – Bluebell Walks

Saturday 2nd May
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Spring Plant Fair at Rowallane Garden

Saturday 2nd May
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Historical Cream Tea

Sunday 3rd May
Castle Ward
Adult £16 Child £10 Member Adult £16 Child £10 Normal admission to grounds

Rare Breeds Poultry Fair

Sunday 3rd May
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Dawn Chorus

Sunday 3rd May
Meet at St Patrick’s Church car park, Glendun Road, Cushendun BT44 0PZ
Free

50 Things – Go Wild at Castle Ward

Monday 4th May
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

May Cot Trips in Crom

Monday 4th May
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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Dog Agility

Saturday 9th May
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Minnowburn Dander

Saturday 9th May
Minnowburn
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Fishery Open Weekend

Saturday 9th May
Carrick–a–Rede
Normal Admission, Members Free

Apple Blossom Day at Ardress

Sunday 10th May
Ardress House, Portadown
Normal Admission, Members Free

Corn Mill Bursts into Life

Sunday 10th May
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Spring Garden Walk in Mount Stewart

Sunday 10th May
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

Spring Walk

Sunday 10th May
Murlough NNR
Normal Admission, Members Free

Strangford Sea Safari aboard the Saint Brendan

Sunday 10th May
Strangford Lough
Adult £15, Child £5, Family £35

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Back to the Future: Local authority management of the historic environment in Northern Ireland – Learning from elsewhere

Thursday 14th May
Clifton House, Belfast
£10

Candlelit Tour

Friday 15th May
Castle Coole
Adult £15

Belfast Walking Tours – NWMRT

Saturday 16th May
Divis and the Black Mountain
Cost is £10. There is a family rate of £25 for up to two adults and two children.

Country Fair at The Argory

Saturday 16th May
The Argory
Normal Admission, Members Free

Spring Dunes

Sunday 17th May
Portstewart Strand
Adult £2, Child £1

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Historical Cream Tea

Sunday 24th May
Castle Ward
Adult £16 Child £10, Member Adult £16 Child £10, Normal admission to grounds

Country Fair at Florence Court

Sunday 24th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Taste of Rathlin Island

Friday 29th May
Meet at Rathlin Harbour, Rathlin Island
N/A

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Victorian Tea Party

Sunday 31st May
The Argory
Adult £15 (includes estate admission) Member Adult £10

      
 

Drive to Restore Wildflowers 12 April 2012

New drive to restore our lost wildflowers

Green–fingered groups from across Northern Ireland are set to get into the gardening spirit this weekend in an attempt to bring back Northern Ireland’s lost wildflowers.

Around 150 square metres of wildflower meadow will be sown across the province this weekend — marking the launch of the UK’s biggest environmental campaign, RHS Britain in Bloom 2012. Groups and schools from Londonderry, Lisburn and Ballymena among many others will be sowing some of the millions of wildflower seeds provided by the RHS over a 48–hour period.

They will be among 1,200 groups from across the UK getting involved.

Helping to launch the first National Gardening Week — which begins on Monday — the scheme will help revive the province’s wildflower populations.

In serious decline for a number of decades, some 97% of wildflower meadows were lost across England and Wales between the 1930s and 1980s.

Presenter Sarah Raven — who has presented Bees, Butterflies And Blooms on the BBC — said the UK was “in a process of rediscovering our love for wildflowers” and the project was a valiant attempt at rejuvenating much of the lost wild plant life.

The event will take place on April 14 and 15. For further information or to find out how you can get involved visit the website at www.rhs.org.uk/getinvolved


Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/environment/new-drive-to-restore-our-lost-wildflowers-16143364.html#ixzz1roNMflvy
 

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