Experience the magnificent Borris House with Thomas Pakenham, exploring its many rare and unusual great trees including a number of beautiful specimen trees.
Aside from the great collection of trees you are guaranteed to enjoy Thomas Pakenham’s outright funny and entertaining manner!
Explore the grounds of the estate taking in Mount Leinster, the Blackstairs Mountains and the Barrow Valley; stroll along the woodland paths, view the original Stew Pond and on your way take in the original Victorian laundry, the restored granary and the 18th century Ice House. The Lace Garden which is set within the walls of the original laundry green illustrates the fascinating story of the Borris Lace through its predominantly white colour palette, lace inspired flowers, sculptures and stylised planting.
Venue: Borris House, Gardens and Woodland, Borris, County Carlow R95 Y2T1
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: adults €8
Open for tea, coffee and light snacks. For details of house tours visit borrishouse.ie Visit the original Victorian laundry, the restored granary, the 18th century Ice House and the Lace Garden.
Craft shop selling high quality artisan crafts.
Thomas Pakenham, is an Anglo-Irish historian and arborist who has written several prize-winning books on the diverse subjects of African history, Victorian and post-Victorian British history, and trees.
Thomas has written a number of books including Meetings with Remarkable Trees (1996), Remarkable Trees of the World (2002) and the Company of Trees: A Year in a Lifetime’s Quest (2015).