Saturday 22nd July 2017 at 12.30 p.m.
Visit to Aughentaine Estate garden,
James and Cora Hamilton Stubber
Aughentaine, Aghintain Road, Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone, BT75 0LH
Designed in the mid 1950’s by Percy Crane, and created over the last 50 years by Mrs John Hamilton Stubber, the extensive gardens at Aughentaine cover some 12 acres and are on an elevated site with magnificent views. They range from formal terraced herbaceous borders to planted parkland, a walled kitchen garden and an attractive woodland glen sheltering a collection of specimen rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas and trees.
Please bring a picnic lunch and arrive by 12.30pm. Cora has very kindly offered to provide a pudding for after the picnic, as well as tea/coffee. After lunch, there will be a tour of the garden by James Hamilton Stubber and head gardener, Barbara Carleton. There will also be a plant sales table and members are asked to bring along their contributions to add to those provided by the head gardener.
Location / Directions
(NB. Aughentaine is approx. 1 ½ hours drive from east coast Co. Antrim and Co. Down)
Make your way to the M1 and take it westwards towards Dungannon where it becomes the A4. Follow signs for Enniskillen passing through Clogher to Fivemiletown. At the first mini roundabout in Fivemiletown turn right for the B122 to Fintona; after 50 yards turn right again on a sharp left hand bend (also signed B122 to Fintona).
Then go down hill, passing church on right. At the bottom of the hill, on a left hand bend, turn right into Aghingowly Road, passing gates to “Blessingbourne” on right. After approximately 2½ miles turn right at T junction, the gates to Aughentaine will be ½ mile on left after left-hand bend over stone bridge.
Admission: Members free, visitors £5. All proceeds from the visit will go to the IGPS