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Bellevue, Belfast (also known as Belfast Zoo)

Introduction

The Hazelwood Estate landscaped the gardens from 1920 with the 'Hanging Gardens of Babylon' and the 'Grand Floral Staircase' by Cheal's.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

http://www.belfastzoo.co.uk/ZooHome/Visitus/OpeningHours.aspx

Directions

Four miles north of Belfast city centre, off the A8.

Owners

Belfast City Council

Belfast City Hall, Belfast, BT1 5GS
History

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Environment and Heritage Service of Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Inventory

  • Reference: An 98
Key Information

Type

Landscape Garden

Purpose

Zoological Garden

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

References