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