A great rose garden and a great Rose Trial Ground. Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park was gifted to the City of Belfast Council by Lady Edith Stewart Dixon to perpetuate the long association of her husband and herself with the City of Belfast.
The first roses were planted in 1964 and the Trial roses were judged for the first time in the summer of 1965. Since then the Garden has won acclaim, not only for its thousands of roses but for its fine setting of rolling lawns and splendid trees.
The property is owned and maintained by Belfast City Council's Parks and Amenities Section under Andrew Hassard. A permanent panel of judges is provided by the Rose Society of Northern Ireland, formed by Craig Wallace in 1964.