Welcome to Burtown, an Artists' Garden & our Green Barn Restaurant, Cafe & Shop near Athy in Co. Kildare.
Burtown House, an early Georgian villa, is surrounded by lush flower, vegetable and woodland gardens with beautiful park and farmland walks.
“It is rare to find one of these houses still in the possession of the descendants of the family that built it. Burtown is one of these treasures, passed down through the generations and still very much a family home”.
The Knight of Glin and James Peill - The Irish Country House.
The gardens at Burtown are unusual in that they were worked by three generations of the family; the late Wendy Walsh, one of Ireland’s finest botanical artists; Wendy’s daughter the painter Lesley Fennell, and her son James, a professional photographer.
Whats coming up soon at The Green Barn
Pop up pizza night Friday 23rd November 4pm - 8pm we are hosting the 2nd of our pop up pizza nights, with a special offer going down of 2 pizzas, a garden salad and carafe of wine for €36. Our rustic flatbreads come straight out of the wood fired oven and are seriously delicious, laden with our fresh produce, served up rustic style in our Green Barn. Please ring or email to book ahead, as places will be limited to first come first served. Children, adults and grandparents all welcome.
Jo’s Pantry our new deli, cheese counter and artisan food area, is launching November 30th.
We are taking Christmas bookings and look to forward hosting your event.
On the following nights we are hosting Christmas parties……December 7th & 8th and 14th & 15th.
Special Autumn 2/3 Course Dinner Special - with packages for the Stable Yard House
This Autumn every Saturday starting tonight we running along with our delicious a la cart menu a special 2 / 3 course offer with a free glass of #prosecco or #wine for for €32 and €40. #thegreenbarn is the perfect cosy restaurant for these #autumnal evenings with delicious food #straightfromourgarden #farmtotable #irishcountrygarden
The gardens at Burtown are made up of several areas, including large herbaceous borders, shrubberies, a rock garden, a yew walk divided by a pergola, a sundial garden, an old orchard, a more formal stable yard garden, a walled organic vegetable garden and a large woodland garden surrounded on all sides by water.
Usual Opening Times
The Gardens are open from February - October. On occasional days we are closed for private functions.
The gardens close at the end of October and reopen on February 3rd as per normal days and hours.
Wednesday 10.am - 5.30pm
Thursday 10.am - 5.30pm
Friday 10.am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10.am - 8.30pm
Sunday 10.am - 6.pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 10.am - 6.pm
Become a Friend of Burtown for an annual fee of €75 and visit as often as you like throughout the season and bring 3 guests for free! See here for further details »
View the Gardens
The Green Barn Shop and Restaurant
Opening Times 2018
Wednesday 10am - 5.30pm, Brunch 10.00am - 12.00 noon, Lunch 12.30 - 3.30pm
Thursday 10am - 5.30pm, Brunch 10.00am - 12.00 noon, Lunch 12.30 - 3.30pm
Friday 10am - 5.30pm, Brunch 10.00am - 12.00 noon, Lunch 12.30 - 3.30pm
Saturday 10am - 8.30pm, Brunch 10.00am - 12.00 noon, Lunch 12.30 - 4.30pm, Dinner 6.30 - 8.30pm
Sunday 10am - 6.pm, Lunch 12.30 - 4.30pm, Brunch 10.00am - 12.00 noon, Lunch 12.30 - 4.30pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 10am - 6.pm, Brunch 10.00am - 12.00 noon, Lunch 12.30 - 4.30pm
Booking is recommended.
You are also welcome to visit us for tea, coffee and cake.
Christmas Opening Dates: We are open right through the festive season, except for December 24th, 25th & 31st, we are open between December 26th - 30th, and from January 1st - 6th. We then close from January 2nd and reopen for Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th and Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th. We reopen as per normal from Saturday February 2nd.
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News & Events
April at Burtown is an exciting month not just because summer is around the corner and we are all planting and preparing the kitchen gardens, but because of the large historic collection of Daffodils that show themselves throughout the gardens, woodland and parkland at Burtown.
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