Welcome to Burtown, an Artists' Garden & our Green Barn Restaurant, Cafe & Shop near Athy in Co. Kildare.
Burtown House, an early Georgian villa, is surrounded by lush flower, vegetable and woodland gardens with beautiful park and farmland walks.
“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.
Special Autumn 2/3 Course Dinner Special - with packages for the Stable Yard House
This Autumn every Saturday starting tonight we running along with our delicious a la cart menu a special 2 / 3 course offer with a free glass of #prosecco or #wine for for €32 and €40. #thegreenbarn is the perfect cosy restaurant for these #autumnal evenings with delicious food #straightfromourgarden #farmtotable #irishcountrygarden
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.
The gardens close at the end of October and reopen on February 3rd as per normal days and hours.
Wednesday 10.am - 5.30pm
Thursday 10.am - 5.30pm
Friday 10.am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10.am - 8.30pm
Sunday 10.am - 6.pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 10.am - 6.pm
Become a Friend of Burtown for an annual fee of €75 and visit as often as you like throughout the season and bring 3 guests for free! See here for further details »
View the Gardens
The Green Barn Shop and Restaurant
Opening Times 2019
We reopen as per our normal opening hours from Saturday February 2nd 2019.
Wednesday 10am - 5.30pm, Brunch 10.00am - 12.00 noon, Lunch 12.30 - 3.30pm
Thursday 10am - 5.30pm, Brunch 10.00am - 12.00 noon, Lunch 12.30 - 3.30pm
Friday 10am - 5.30pm, Brunch 10.00am - 12.00 noon, Lunch 12.30 - 3.30pm
Saturday 10am - 8.30pm, Brunch 10.00am - 12.00 noon, Lunch 12.30 - 4.30pm, Dinner 6.30 - 8.30pm
Sunday 10am - 6.pm, Lunch 12.30 - 4.30pm, Brunch 10.00am - 12.00 noon, Lunch 12.30 - 4.30pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 10am - 6.pm, Brunch 10.00am - 12.00 noon, Lunch 12.30 - 4.30pm
Booking is recommended.
You are also welcome to visit us for tea, coffee and cake.
View the The Green Barn
News & Events
Mary O’Brien is coming to give a Walk and Talk with Lesley Fennell around the garden at Burtown to look at Narcissus and Daffodils on Saturday
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