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

Monthly Birdwatching

Wed 07 Feb 2018
10:30-12:00
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.

World Book Weekend

Sat 03 Mar 2018
11:00-17:00
We would love to hear all about your favourite stories and characters at our World Book Day Weekend. Come dressed up and join some of our storytelling sessions.

Free Open Day

Sat 10 Mar 2018
10:00-15:00
Enjoy free admission at a number of National Trust places today. Come and meet our staff and volunteers, and learn more about the amazing places we look after.

Mums at Mount Stewart

Sun 11 Mar 2018
12:00-13:30
Treat your Mum to a fabulous afternoon tea at Mount Stewart. Sit back with a glass of Prosecco and enjoy some live music while celebrating your marvellous Mum.

Rhododendron Ramble and Roast

Sun 18 Mar 2018
11:30-14:30
Tour the rhododendrons at Mount Stewart with Head of Gardens, Neil Porteous, followed by a rustic meal in the Mount Stewart Tea-Rooms.

Discover Spring on the Demesne

Sat 24 Mar 2018
10:00-13:00
Join the Area Rangers on a behind the scenes three mile walk/talk through the rolling countryside of the Demesne