Boomhall Trust invites you to share your views on the restoration and regeneration of Boomhall Estate & Gardens. To take part in the online citizen survey click on this link or you can print a hard copy of the survey boomhalltrustcitizensurvey2021.pdf.

THE PLACE Boomhall is a three-storey country house built by James Alexander around 1779. The 200 acre grounds contain a walled garden; stables and courtyard; historic battlefield landscape with a unique eighteenth century layout; and ancient woodland with its own little world of protected habitats and species, ecosystems, flora and fauna.


THE HISTORY The Boomhall Estate is a place where 300 year-old oak trees overlook the historic site of the ‘Boom’. In 1689 King James II built a floating boom across the River Foyle to block supply ships from entering the City. Three months later the Boom was broken by King William III to lift the Siege of Derry and redirect the course of European history.


THE CHALLENGE To protect, restore and enhance the rich heritage of Boomhall Estate and Walled Gardens to its former glory for the benefit of this generation and those to come.

THE VISION To develop the site into an accessible and shared public space which citizens of Derry City & Strabane District Council and visitors to the North West can explore and enjoy all year round.


PURPOSE OF SURVEY The purpose of the survey is to seek your views and opinions on the restoration of Boomhall Estate & Gardens and what developments, programmes and activities you would like to see available there. The information gathered will help us to develop an agreed shared vision, community masterplan and sustainable business case. All your answers will remain confidential, and the results of the survey will be analysed and a report made available online at


To take part in the survey click on this link 

or download the survey boomhalltrustcitizensurvey2021.pdf

Survey developed in partnership with:

Culmore Community Partnership 

North West Cultural Partnership

Greater Shantallow Area Partnership

Sollus Centre Bready

Boomhall Trust


Boomhall Trust

35 Clarendon Street

Derry - Londonderry

Northern Ireland

BT48 7ER

Email: [email protected]