“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.
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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.
Please note The Green Barn and the gardens at Burtown are closed on the following dates. Easter Sunday 2018 (opening Easter 2019), Friday May 18th & Friday 14th September.
We are passionate about what we eat and our menus are based on fresh seasonal produce, most of which we grow, so we know how good and fresh it tastes. We like to combine interesting flavours and textures and to let our produce be the strength in what you eat. We have a small menu of carefully selected wines, many organic.
Booking is recommended.
We are available for Christmas parties, private parties and celebrations of all kinds. Please visit our private events page or email us for a more detailed information.
The Green Barn welcomes back award-winning author, chef and cookery teacher, Gill Meller of River Cottage, cooking from the kitchen garden at The Green Barn for a wood fired summer feast. Photos by Andrew Montgomery