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Unexpected Garden: Stranraer


For 150 years, the ferry terminal at Stranraer welcomed boats going to and from Ireland. Maritime constructions of a very different kind appeared on a stretch of land, affectionately known as the Grassy Knoll, that overlooks the former port and the beautiful expanse of Loch Ryan beyond. Offering an injection of colour and life to the harbour area, these large installation pieces are at the heart of the nautical-themed garden that supported regeneration, and put food growing back at the heart of the town. The garden takes inspiration from Stranraer’s maritime identity and history, with residents playing a key role in the design and transformation of the space. A collaboration between award-winning arts and community project The Stove Network, and the Stranraer Development Trust, this coastal garden was developed with and for the local community, properly marking the arts, crafts, heritage, produce and culture of the area. People can meet, sow, grow and share at the garden, all while enjoying views of the sea stretching towards the horizon.


Dates / Locations

28 Apr - 11 Sep 2022 Unexpected Garden: Stranraer

19 Harbour Street,

(Beside UlsterBus Limited)
  • Opening Times
  • Monday All day
  • Tuesday All day
  • Wednesday All day
  • Thursday All day
  • Friday All day
  • Saturday All day
  • Sunday All day


Emerging Creative Producer:
Beth Piggott
Musician in Residence:
Bell Lungs
Creative Ethnologist:
Gary West