Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, Belfast

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The Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park is a park in South Belfast, Northern Ireland, covering almost 130acre and is accessible from the Upper Malone Road. It includes meadows, woodland, riverside fields, formal rose gardens, a walled garden and a Japanese garden, as well as a children's playground, coffee shop, an orienteering course and many walks. It is owned by the people of belfast and maintained by Belfast City Council's Parks and Amenities Section. On 14 July 2010, the park hosted annual International Rose Trials, the highlight of Rose Week, involving judges from around the world.FeaturesThe City of Belfast International Rose Garden in the Park has made it world famous. In the summer it contains over 40,000 roses, divided into trial and display beds, a historical section and a heritage garden that displays the best roses from local breeders. It also has a Diana, Princess of Wales memorial garden. The rose garden and events like Rose Week attract thousands of visitors each year. The park also features International Camellia Trials. There are red and grey squirrels in the woodland.HistoryThe park was bequeathed to the people of Belfast in 1959 by Lady Edith Stewart Dixon and was dedicated to the memory of her husband, the late Sir Thomas Dixon. The first roses were planted in 1964 and the Trial roses were judged for the first time in summer 1965. A permanent panel of judges is provided by the Rose Society of Northern Ireland, formed by Craig Wallace in 1964.
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  • August 19, 2017
    I will not be having lunch here again. Poor service and terrible food. Ordered 3 paninis and a pasty and 4 coffees. Was informed they had no pasties or chicken for the paninis. After taking our seats ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Great place to visit no matter the weather. Play park great for kids and lots of lovely walks of differing lengths suitable for different abilities. Cafe is great and there are drinking fountains outs...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Went here on the Sunday of Rose Week. There were lost of things to see as well as the roses. Lots of food stalls selling Garden items, crafts and food. Lots of things to keep the children from being b...  more »
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  • Awesome park, lovely flower gardens. Perfect play park for the kids. Mega for snow sledding if there's been a good fall of snow!
  • For me the best park in Belfast. Full of flowers especially during spring. Can't wait for blooming roses in June.
  • One of my favourite places to take the pup. Feels safe and always looks well maintained
  • good for waling and for children and for spring flowers with July especially famous for the rose trials..well worth a visit
  • I have been going here since childhood and will continue going. The park is massive with a large range of things to keep kids busy, the flowers are well maintained and there are plenty of spaces available on the grounds.

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