Our Walled Garden provides natural wildflowers for all wildlife to help the productivity of pollination. We also grow our own fresh fruit and vegetables in the garden without the use of pesticides and herbicides. All our recent planting schemes have been planted with pollinators in mind.
Since the Walled garden was replanted in 2018 the honey production of the onsite beehives has tripled, this is largely down to the increase in pollinator friendly plants and the reduction in herbicide usage.
Our gardening team are also in the process of removing invasive species such as Japanese knotweed and Rhododendron. Over the past 30 years our tree planting has created a stronger habitat for birds and other wildlife.
We offer a tree planting service to our guests, to plant an Irish hardwood tree on the grounds of Ballynahinch Castle Estate.