Neil Porteous, Burtown House and Garden, 30th July 2017

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30th July 2017, 2:30 pm

Neil Porteous at Burtown House and Gardens

Myanmar to Mount Stewart

Burtown sketches copyIn 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.

Venue: Burtown House and Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare (exit 3 off M9 motorway)

GPS: 52.996672, -6.870744

Time: 2.30 p.m. (11.30 a.m. Dr. David Rae)

Adm: €10 or €12 for both talks – No pre-booking required.
The Green Barn Restaurant and Shop is open Wednesday to Sunday for
lunch, evening dinner available Friday and Saturday – booking essential.

Contact: 059-8623865 w:


Neil Porteous

Neil Porteous image(1)Neil is the Head Gardener at Mount Stewart, Co. Down and head of all the National Trust Gardens in Northern Ireland.

Burtown House

Burtown House and GardensBurtown House is one of two 17th century houses in Kildare to never have been sold, and the only house that you can visit, and have guided tours by family members. It is the only original Quaker house in Ireland that can be visited that is still lived in by the family that built it from this period. 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. There is a sculpture park set in wildflower meadows with mown pathways. Shop and plant sales area.

FACILITIES: Car park, toilets, artisan food, retail shop and plant sales area. Burtown now features the award winning Green Barn Restaurant, Gallery and Shop located just inside the front gates. Set in the parkland overlooking their organic kitchen garden it is the ideal spot for a quick stop off or for a more relaxed luncheon style affair. Booking is recommended. Group bookings possible all year round.


30th July 2017
2:30 pm
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