Trainview Farm is nestled in the lush farmland surrounding the village of Ballygowan, Co Down, just 9 miles from Belfast City Centre. We specialise in growing beautiful, seasonal cut flowers and Christmas Trees for the Northern Ireland market, taking the upmost pride in supplying locally grown produce of the highest quality..... 'fresh from the farm.' Trainview is also home to the Knowehead herd of rare Irish Moiled Cattle, the only surving breed of cattle native to Northern Ireland, who graze the lush pastures around our flowers and Christmas Trees.
Trainview Farm, in the heart of the village of Ballygowan, Co Down has been farmed by the Orr family for over 400 years.
Traditionally a mixed farm of cattle and cereals until 2009 when Valerie Orr, freshly graduated from Greenmount College realised a gap in the market for locally grown, fresh flowers. That year our first polytunnel was put up and we have been steadily increasing our flower growing ever since.
Alongside this we have been establishing Christmas tree plantations around the farm which is a slow business taking on average 7-8 years to produce the finest quality tree to grace your home. In this time the trees are expertly pruned, shaped and cared for, not just simply stuck in the ground!
Traditional farming still runs alongside these new enterprises in the form of a herd of rare Irish Moiled Cattle who graze amongst the Christmas trees.