Current & Upcoming Events
Sunday, 30th July 2017 - Friday, 30th June 2017
David Rae at Burtown House and Gardens
Gardening in a changing world
Dr. David Rae, Director of Horticulture and Learning at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) explains how their approach to gardening has changed with the times. While the gardens are in existence since 1670 they strive to be relevant in the modern world and are embracing a more natural way of gardening.
Sunday, 30th July 2017 3:00 pm
**Neil Porteous at Burtown House and Gardens
Myanmar to Mount Stewart ** In 2016, Neil Porteous explored two regions of Myanmar (Burma) and details his fascinating experiences from his trip. Neil presents details of the famed botanist and plant explorer Frank Kingdon Ward’s collection at Mount Stewart. Kingdon Ward also travelled to Burma on plant hunting expeditions.
Friday, 8th September 2017 11:00 am
Birdwoods at Burtown will open on 8th September, curated by our ex Zimbabwean cousins who have over the years created a very successful sculpture business. firstly designing and making their own designs with a team of local Zimbabweans, but after the having been forced off their farm they have now relocated to New Zealand where they now run their very successful Birdwods Sculpture Garden, sourcing both stone and metal sculpture from various African countries. We are honoured to be hosting their first European exhibition which flows on from last years show in New Hampshire. This proves to be an exciting Autumn show and we look forward to welcoming you all.