European Heritage Open Days 2019 at the Foyle River Gardens

Foyle River Gardens Project are celebrating the heritage of the Boom Hall, Brook Hall and Thornhill estates, for EHOD 2019 with four tours over the weekend.  It’s a chance to see a hidden treasure – the site of the Boom and Siege of Derry, the Brook Hall walled garden and arboretum and the hidden ice house.  


Brook Hall Energy Centre
67 Culmore Rd, Derry, BT48 8JE


There is limited capacity for these tours and pre-booking is essential. You can book online at

Over the weekend we will host 2 site tours per day that will include an information session to showcase the Foyle River Gardens concept, providing the opportunity for you to learn about, and engage with, this innovative process to create a truly dynamic landscape extending from Boom Hall, through the neighbouring Brook Hall and Thornhill estates, and ultimately linking to Culmore within Derry City and Strabane District Council area.

Located within the Foyle River Gardens are some of the city's best, but currently underutilised, built, natural and cultural assets and landscapes. The Foyle River Gardens concept aims to ensure the conservation and appreciation of the history and heritage along the banks of the Foyle, connecting local people to their place and history, encouraging enterprise, education, health and well being and attracting visitors to Derry as a destination to drive economic growth and prosperity.

*Please ensure that you bring your wellies or similar footwear & a rain jacket.