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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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Flourishing new Armagh Wood 25 June 2018

Flourishing new Armagh Wood is Music to the Ears

One hundred years ago a generation made an unimaginable sacrifice during the First World War.

Now, more than 100 landowners the length and breadth of the UK have joined with the Woodland Trust to create their own First World War memorial woods as a lasting tribute to those who lost lives and loved ones during the war. 

From Nottingham to Newry, 130 new woodlands have been created, ranging in size from 10 hectares to a tiny tenth of a hectare.  

One of Northern Ireland’s nine memorial woods is springing to life thanks to composer and writer Dr Sally Walmsley.

With support from Forest Service and the Woodland Trust, Sally has transformed over 5 hectares of grassland into a thriving young woodland.  The saplings – which  include oak, wild cherry, rowan, hazel and crab apple – are right at home in a quiet corner of nature at Edenaveys, just outside the city of Armagh.  

Gregor Fulton, the Woodland Trust’s estate and outreach manager, said: “The trees planted, throughout the UK, are a flourishing and lasting tribute to those who sacrificed so much during the First World War.  

“Landowners are changing landscapes and creating much–needed homes for wildlife.  And, in this case, local people get to benefit too.  Schoolchildren have already rolled up sleeves to help with the tree planting and try their hand at some music.  Sally’s a musician and I know she has plans to open up the wood to various groups, with a focus on teaching and encouraging music and arts.  It’s a heartening contrast to the sadness of war.”

Dr Sally Walmsley added: “I came across the initiative thanks to a chance meeting with a local woodland consultancy IndiWoods and thought what a worthwhile thing to do. I now have exciting plans for the recently named Seppy’s Wood.  Using the arts, my aim is to give people the chance to connect with nature.  I want to increase awareness of the world in which we live and the amazing world of trees.” 

The Woodland Trust’s First World War Centenary Woods project has seen four flagship woods created, many smaller community woods and millions of trees planted across the UK to honour all those involved in the First World War.  The project connects people to the natural world, while reminding them of the historical significance of the war.

The flagship woods are Brackfield Wood in the Faughan Valley, not far from the city of Derry–Londonderry; Langley Vale, Surrey; Dreghorn Woods, near Edinburgh; and Coed Ffos Las in Carmarthenshire.  

The First World War Centenary Woods project is supported by lead partner Sainsbury’s, helping the Woodland Trust to plant millions of native trees to commemorate the First World War through donations from sales of products including woodland eggs, chicken and turkey.

Mike Coupe, chief executive Sainsbury’s Group: said: “We’re pleased to support such a fitting memorial to those affected by the First World War. It’s important to our customers and colleagues, and commemorative to the many, many colleagues who fell during the war. 

“As well as choosing our high welfare Woodland products, our customers know they’re also playing a part in a great cause that we’ve supported for over 10 years.” 

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