Kindness is what I associate with Burtown House and this adds greatly to my enjoyment of each visit. It is an 18th century house and, something quite uncommon, it is still lived in by the family which built it and is presently in the care of James and Joanna Fennell. James and Joanna are to … Continue reading Burtown Kindness.
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There is a divide among snowdrop growers, a contrast in styles between those who collect snowdrops and those who garden with them. For some, there is nothing more attractive than a new variety, another snowdrop a little different to their eyes, another flower of exquisite beauty to be appreciated in its individuality. For others, snowdrops … Continue reading Simply Snowdrops
Snowdrop House and Castle
Monday was a pet day in an otherwise generally miserable February. We had blue skies and bright sunshine, a crisp spring day, and we were quickly into the car and off up the M9 to visit snowdrop gardens. Burtown House, near Ballintore, Co. Kildare, is furthest away from us and was our first stop while, … Continue reading Snowdrop House and Castle
Snowdrop Time is with us again!
The major event of the snowdrop season is the open week at Altamont Gardens in Co. Carlow. The gardens are open to the public completely free of charge and Paul Cutler, the head gardener, gives a guided walk of the garden twice each day pointing out the various cultivars grown in the garden and telling … Continue reading Snowdrop Time is with us again!
Burtown House is Opening Early – Special Events This Year!
The gardens at Burtown House will open earlier than usual this year as more and more people have expressed a wish to see the gardens at this time of year and especially to see the collection of snowdrops and wonderful display of winter aconites. Snowdrops and Early Bulbs There are many varieties of snowdrops and … Continue reading Burtown House is Opening Early – Special Events This Year!