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  • Snowdrop Month

    published in Flowers, Events, Food, Gardens

    Aconites and snowdrops

    The gardens come to life in February with a spectacular show of winter aconites, snowdrops, hellebores, crocus, cyclamen and much much more..

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  • Rare and Special Plant Fair

    published in Flowers, Events, Exhibitions, Food, Gardens

    Burtown House,

    Burtown House and Gardens hosts the Rare and Special Plant Fair, in association with Bord Bia Sunday 13th May 2018.

    Over 40 stalls of rare and unusual plants

    Expert advise from growers

    Exhibition of botanical work by acclaimed botanical artist Wendy Walsh at The Green Barn Restaurant, Shop and Gallery

    10 acres of flower, woodland and vegetable gardens with large sculpture set in old parkland

    The award winning Green Barn Restaurant

    Burtown House is an early 17th century house that has never changed hands with strong Quaker heritage

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  • Birdwoods at Burtown Exhibition

    published in Sculptures, Events, Exhibitions, Videos, Art, Gardens

    Giraffe

    This September, Burtown House continues its connection with art of all kinds with an exhibition of 50 pieces of stunning Zimbabwean stone sculpture. On display from 8th September throughout the wonderful gardens of this 300-year old country house in County Kildare, the ‘Birdwoods at Burtown’ exhibition connects New Zealand, Zimbabwe and Ireland – through family association, a multigenerational inheritance of creativity, and a shared entrepreneurial spirit.

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  • Carlow Garden Festival 2017

    published in Flowers, Sculptures, Events, Exhibitions, Gardens

    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, Gardens

    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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