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

*Sold Out* Seasonal Craft Workshop

Thu 21 Nov 2019
Take the stress out of Christmas shopping - combine a relaxing craft experience with  a delicious festive supper , glass of mulled wine and  10% off everything in our gift shop


Sat 23 Nov 2019
To say thank you to National Lottery players, we're offering free entry to Mount Stewart between Sat 23 and Fri 29 Nov 2019. Free entry with proof of purchase of a National Lottery ticket or scratch-card.

*SOLD OUT* Santa at Mount Stewart 2019

Fri 29 Nov 2019
*Sold Out* We are delighted to announce the return or our annual Christmas experience. Come and visit Mr and Mrs Claus in the wonderful setting of Mount Stewart House before setting off on the Penguin Trail around the lake.

Baby's First Christmas

Fri 06 Dec 2019
A special afternoon tea for all the family to bring baby to see Santa for the first time.

Monthly Birdwatching

Sat 07 Dec 2019
Mount Stewart is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.

New Year's Day Walk

Wed 01 Jan 2020
What better way to start 2020. Wrap up warm and enjoy a walk through the magical gardens at Mount Stewart. Led by one of our gardening experts the tour will include unique stories and unusual facts about these stunning gardens during winter.