“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.
Play more videos »
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. If you have driven a long way and want to see a winter garden without much colour then its possible to gain access.
The gardens close at the end of October and reopen on February 3rd as per normal days and hours.
We are closed for all of January except January 27th and 28th when we will serve brunch from 10.00am - 12.00 noon and lunch from 12.30pm - 4.30pm. We then reopen as per below from Saturday 3rd February.
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.