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Autumn Discovery Morning

Friday 2nd October
Meet at Lower Stables car park, Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

Stargazing at Carrick–a–Rede

Saturday 3rd October
Adult £6, Child £4, Member Adult £6, Child £4

Autumn Plant Fair

Sunday 4th October
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Autumn Fair at Mount Stewart

Sunday 4th October
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Harvest and Country Fair at Springhill

Sunday 4th October
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free


Fungal Foray

Saturday 10th October
Meet at Shaw’s Bridge Car Park

Remarkable Trees of Minnowburn

Sunday 11th October
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Taming Nature

Sunday 11th October
Murlough NNR
No Donations

Red Squirrel Day at Mount Stewart

Sunday 11th October
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free, Red squirrel activities – adult £3, child £1.50

Apple Press Day at Ardress House

Monday 12th October
Ardress House, Portadown
Normal Admission, Members Free


Autumn Pumpkinfest and Scarecrow Pageant

Sunday 18th October
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Ghost and Gourds Weekend

Sunday 18th October
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free, Additional cost for pumpkins and Ghost Trail.


Nocturnal Nature Tour

Friday 23rd October
Crom, Co Fermanagh
Adult £10, Child £5, Member Adult £10, Member Child £5

Storytelling by the Fire

Saturday 24th October
Florence Court
Adult £15, Member Adult £15

Coastal Walk at Kearney

Sunday 25th October
Adult £3, Child £1.50, Member Adult £3, Child £1.50

Pumpkins and Potions

Sunday 25th October
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free, Additional charge for Hallowe’en Trail

Haunted Hezlett

Sunday 25th October
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Adult £6, Child £6, Member Adult £6, Child £6

Mini Haunted Hezlett

Monday 26th October
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Adult £5, Child £5, Member Adult £5, Child £5

Hallowe’en Fest and Craft Fair

Monday 26th October
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Autumn Walk

Monday 26th October
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome


Mexican Day of the Dead

Friday 30th October
Giants Causeway
Normal Admission, Members Free

Hallowe’en at The Festival of Light

Saturday 31st October
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £7.50, Family £30, Member Adult £10, Child £7.50, Family £30


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

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