“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.
“It’s a real joy being able to watch the food you eat being grown and gathered right in front of you. At The Green Barn, this contemporary restaurant set in the historic gardens of Burtown House, the visual feast begins when guests first lay eyes on the walled vegetable garden just a few meters from their tables. And that’s as far as almost 100% of the fresh produce on their plates will travel.”
Conde Nast Traveler
We’re not talking food miles, but food meters. Here’s our Head Grower Dermot Clearly making his morning delivery to our kitchen.
The gardens feature several distinct 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.
As part of Taste the Island we are excited to welcome back Gill Meller of River Cottage to cook another wood fired feast at The Green Barn, with cooking demonstrations during the day followed by a house party style feast this will be a superb day of informative learning, good food and fun.