Burma Fundraiser

A stone sign pointing to Myanmar (Burma)

Mount Stewart owes so much to Frank Kingdon-Ward who collected in Burma, (Myanmar). An opportunity has arisen for us to go to some of the places he botanised. Help us afford the trip and enjoy a day of tours and lectures at Mount Stewart.

This is a one day series of tours and lectures. The speakers on the day will be:

Jimi Blake - a gardener, plantsman, and visionary creator of Hunting Brook Gardens.

Seamus O'Brien - Curator of Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens, botanical history author and plantsman.

Neil Porteous - Head of Gardens Mount Stewart and botanical traveler.

Schedule of the day:

  • 11.00am  Tour of Formal Gardens
  • 12.00pm  Tour Rhododendron Hill
  • 1.00pm    Buffet Lunch
  • 2.00pm    Introduction and Seamus O'Brien: 'A Botanical Scramblefor Africa -   Plant Exploration in the Cape and the Drakensberg'.
  • 3.10pm    Jimi Blake: Gardening on the edge
  • 4.15pm    Tea & Coffee
  • 4.30pm    Neil Porteous: 'Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland - The Nearest I ever got to Myanmar!'
  • 5.30pm  Depart

Upcoming events

Red Squirrel Day

Sat 29 Sep 2018
10:00-14:00
Join us for a guided walk around the Red Squirrel Trail and learn all about the work of the Trust to save these endangered animals. Families can also enjoy red squirrel themed activity sessions led by the education team.

Jazz in the Gardens

Sun 30 Sep 2018
14:00-16:30
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.

Yeats' Women

Sat 06 Oct 2018
19:30-21:30
Glynis Casson and Daniel Costello tell the story of Yeats’ life and the women who supported him, helped him and loved him. They will be joined by Claire Roche, Harpist and Singer, who has put a number of Yeats’ poems to music.

Murder Mystery "Spirit of Place"

Fri 26 Oct 2018
19:00-22:00
Become a sleuth for the evening for a night of murder and intrigue (with a healthy dose of glamour) at Mount Stewart.

Faces of Change ‘Votes for Women’ Touring Exhibition

Fri 09 Nov 2018
11:00-15:00
Inspired by the centenary anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, our forthcoming partnership with the National Portrait Gallery “Faces of Change ‘Votes for Women’ , will bring a significant collection of national importance to Northern Ireland

Santa at Mount Stewart

Fri 30 Nov 2018
14:00-15:00
Santa tickets will be released at 12 noon on Tuesday 25th September.