Seamus O’Brien and John Grimshaw at Burtown House and Gardens
A botanical scramble of Africa
Seamus O’Brien re-counts the story of an expedition he recently led to South Africa where he and a keen group of enthusiastic Irish plantspeople studied the flora of the Cape, including Table mountain and the flowers of the Drakensberg Range into Lesotho. The talk concludes with images of plants and animals in Kruger National Park.
Plants, gardens, people – gardening over the last 40 years
John Grimshaw, Director of the Yorkshire Arboretum at Castle Howard provides an entertaining account of his life in horticulture and some lessons learned over 40 years of gardening using the gardens at Burtown House as a backdrop.
Venue: Burtown House and Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare (exit 3 off M9 motorway)
GPS: 52.996672, -6.870744
Time: 12 noon and 3 p.m.
Admission: €10 and €16 for 2 talks. The Gallery Cafe serves tea, coffee, snacks and light lunches from seasonal home grown produce.
Contact: 059 862 3148