The Green Barn is the perfect space to host Christmas parties of all kinds from small to large, during the day or at night when it takes on a whole new festive feel. Its further complimented by 12 acres of flower, woodland and vegetable gardens to explore, all set within a totally unique interior and outdoor landscape.
We can offer a traditional Christmas fare or a specially designed menu to suit you, using seasonal organic produce from our kitchen gardens.
Our interior spaces are impressively festive using trees and plants from our gardens, in a tasteful and artistic fashion, and can take on a variety of looks.
We have a selection of great musicians that we would love to recommend from jazz, singers to traditional music.
For those who might want to stay the night we have our 3 bedroom stable yard house and a stunning studio apartment in our stable block. There are no shortage of other beds within a 10 minute radius.
What To See
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 and a large woodland garden surrounded on all sides by water. This woodland, known as the Nutgrove, hosts a fine collection of candelabra primulas, hostas, ferns and iris, amongst other plants. There are many old roses, peonies and clematis, and a walled organic vegetable garden that has been in continuous production for over 150 years.
What We Offer
The gardens come to life in February with a spectacular show of winter aconites and snowdrops, followed by many varieties of daffodils, hellebores and trilliums in the spring. May and June are peak months for variety and colour, especially in the planting along the stream. After a strong summer show of irises, roses, peonies, clematis etc. the colour continues with many varieties of crocosmia and phlox into autumn, There are over 12 acres of gardens, park and woodland, and 180 acres of farmland, which will be eventually accessible via farmland walks punctuated with art and sculpture.
Isabel Shackleton (married to the present owner’s great grandfather and first cousin to the explorer Ernest Shackleton) is responsible for the original layout, but over the last 20 years it has been greatly enlarged and reclaimed by the present owners, artist Lesley Fennell and her son James Fennell. Many of Wendy Walsh’s rare plants were moved to Burtown over twelve years ago from her home in Lusk, Co. Dublin, and form a good collection of interesting specimens that have been painted by Wendy Walsh throughout her career.
Burtown’s Gardens: February – October Wednesday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm
Admission Prices Adults: €8 Children over 5 : €5 Children under 5: Free Family Rate: €20
Tel:+353 59 862 3865
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