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Garden Fair

Sunday 1st July
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Outdoor Adventures at Crom

Sunday 1st July
Crom
Normal Admission, Members Free

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 1st July
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
Free

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Explore more with a Ranger

Wednesday 4th July
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Creatures of Crom

Thursday 5th July
Crom
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Music by the Lake – Midnight Graffiti

Saturday 7th July
Crom
Adult £10, Member Adult £10

Car Bazaar

Saturday 7th July
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

Rock Pool Picnic

Saturday 7th July
Strangford Lough
Adult Free, Child £5, Member Adult Free, Child £3

Jo’s Walks: Duneland Flowers

Saturday 7th July
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Music in the Park

Sunday 8th July
Castle Coole
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Explore more with a Ranger

Wednesday 11th July
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Pirates’ Picnic

Thursday 12th July
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Thursday 12th July
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Creatures of Crom

Thursday 12th July
Crom
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Butterfly Safari 1

Saturday 14th July
Portstewart Strand
Adult £2, Child £1, Member Adult £2, Child £1

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Explore more with a Ranger

Wednesday 18th July
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Bug Detectives

Wednesday 18th July
Mount Stewart
£8 per participant

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A Stroll in the Summer Garden

Sunday 22nd July
Mount Stewart
Adult £20.50, Child £10.25, Member Adut £10 Child £5

Summer Music Series

Sunday 22nd July
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

The Future of Environmental Governance in Northern Ireland

Monday 23rd July
Queen’s University Belfast School of Law, Moot Court Room, Main Site Tower, Belfast BT7 1NN
Free

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Wildlife Trackers

Wednesday 25th July
Mount Stewart
£8 per participant

Explore more with a Ranger

Wednesday 25th July
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Creatures of Crom

Thursday 26th July
Crom
Normal Admission, Members Free

Go Wild with the Rangers

Friday 27th July
Cushendun
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Butterfly Safari II

Saturday 28th July
Portstewart Strand
Adult £2, Child £1, Member Adult £2, Child £1

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 29th July
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

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2018’s Tree of the Year 27 June 2018

The hunt for 2018’s Tree of the Year is on

Incentive for best–loved trees to stand up and be counted

The Woodland Trust is urging tree lovers to stump up nominations for Northern Ireland’s Tree of the Year 2018.

The competition is open to any living tree in the UK that has a story behind it – with Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales each having its own contest.  Individuals, groups and organisations are encouraged to share the myths and memories of their best–loved tree.

Each country’s winning tree will benefit from a tree care award of £1,000.  The money could be used for pruning or professional advice.  It could even support a community event in celebration of the tree.

Last year’s competition saw Belfast’s Erskine House Tree, an oriental plane tree, capture hearts and minds to take the Northern Ireland crown1.   This much–loved urban icon has its roots in ancient Greece.  It’s a descendent of the famous Plane Tree of Kos, under whose shade Hippocrates, the father of medicine, taught in 500 BC.

The charity now hopes to find a rightful successor and is on the lookout for a tree with a story.

Patrick Cregg, director of the Woodland Trust in Northern Ireland, said: “Tree of the Year brings a wonderful opportunity for individuals and communities to nominate and share their best–loved trees.  We’re after a tree with a story, legend or historical significance; it could be a well–known local landmark. 

“Our aim is to draw attention to Northern Ireland’s amazing unsung trees.  We want to put them firmly on the map, giving them the recognition they deserve.  And we really hope that members of the public, right across the country, will get on–board with their nominations.”

An independent panel of experts in each of the four countries will choose a shortlist from the entries submitted, and the winners will be decided by public vote later in the year.

For more information about the competition and to submit your nomination, by 9am on 6 August, visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/treeoftheyear  

 

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