The iron gates seen from the Formal Garden at Mount Stewart, County Down. Mount Stewart has been voted one of the world's top ten gardens, and reflects the design and artistry of its creator, Edith, Lady Londonderry. - Stock Image
Mount Stewart represents not just a vision but the physical extension of its creator’s mind. Edith, Lady Londonderry, set about transforming these formal gardens tucked between the Irish Sea and Strangford Lough in her own idiosyncratic image after World War One.
Mount Stewart House and Gardens, Co Down - The great planting artistry was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The climate of Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation. The formal garden areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape, while the wooded areas support a range of plants from all corners of the world – ensuring something to see whatever the season.