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  • Carlow Garden Festival 2017

    published in Flowers, Sculptures, Events, Exhibitions

    Neil Porteous is the Head Gardener at Mount Stewart, Co. Down

    **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.

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  • Carlow Garden Festival 2017

    published in Flowers, Events

    Dr David Rae, Director of Horticulture and Learning at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)

    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.

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  • Original Water Colour Paintings by acclaimed botanical artist Wendy Walsh with portraits of Wendy by her daughter Lesley Fennell

    published in Flowers, Events, Exhibitions

    Wendy Walsh painting by daughter Lesley Fennell

    Wendy Walsh was one of Ireland’s foremost botanical artists. She illustrated over a dozen botanical books, and designed postage stamps for the postal service of Ireland, and for Kiribati (formerly the Gilbert Islands). In addition she has worked with the late Sybil Connolly on fabric designs for Brunswick and Fils, and ceramics for Tiffany’s, including designs based on the flower collages of Mary Delany. She is known internationally for her books produced in conjunction with the distinguished botanist Dr Charles Nelson, former taxonomist at the National Botanic Gardens , Dublin. “An Irish Florilegium” won a bronze medal for the Most beautiful book in the world” at the Leipzig Book Fair.

    Lesley fennell studied at the National College of Art, Dublin and the Byam Shaw School of Fine Art, London. She has always been particularly drawn to the human figure and the garden, and paints and draws extensively from life. Her paintings are mainly in oils, and she undertakes portrait and garden commissions. She has exhibited widely in Ireland, England, and abroad. Her work is in many collections, including the OPW, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trinity Law School, Limerick University, Kildare St and University Club, and KPMG

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  • Burtown and The Barn - A film by The Perennial Plate

    published in Flowers, Sculptures, Events, Exhibitions

    Burtown and The Barn

    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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