Welcome to Burtown, an Artists' Garden & our Green Barn Cafe and 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.
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.
Opening Times 2016
The Gardens close on December 18th and then reopen on February 4th 2017.
We are open:
Wednesday 11.am - 5.30pm
Thursday 11.am - 5.30pm
Friday 11.am - 5.30pm
Saturday 11.am - late - Dinner served from 6.30pm
Sunday 11.am - 5.30pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 11.am - 5.30pm
Early Spring 2017
Snowdrops, aconites and early bulbs: We open from February 4th every Wednesday - Sunday, including Bank Holidays Mondays. 11.00am – 5.30pm. The Green Barn will also be open serving our full menu.
The Gardens and Green Barn will be open every Wednesday - Sunday including Bank Holidays. At The Green Barn we serve delicious lunches, based on fresh seasonal produce from our organic kitchen garden every day that we are open.
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
The Green Barn is open from Saturday February 4th every Wednesday - Sunday including bank holiday Mondays, serving illy coffee, teas, homemade cakes and biscuits. We serve delicious lunches based on fresh seasonal produce from our organic kitchen garden, as well as seriously good organic wines. Booking is recommended.
Saturday night Dinner
Every Saturday night we serve dinner at The Green Barn. Booking is recommended.
Group bookings, Christmas Parties and Private parties are possible all year round. Please email for enquires and sample menus.
At The Green Barn we also stock Antiques, Interior Accessories, Artisan Food Products, Art, Sculpture and much more.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Opening Times 2016
Wednesday 11am - 5.30pm
Thursday 11am - 5.30pm
Friday 11am - 5.30pm
Saturday 11am - late - Dinner is served from 6.30pm
Sunday 11am - 5.30pm
View the The Green Barn
News & Events
If you have a spare 20 minutes then tune into The Perennial Plates latest film shot over 3 weeks here at Burtown, in the midst of our scramble to open our Green Barn.
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