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

Faces of Change: Votes for Women

Fri 16 Nov 2018
11:00-14:30
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 ***FULLY BOOKED***

Fri 30 Nov 2018
14:00-15:00
***FULLY BOOKED***

Baby's First Christmas *FULLY BOOKED*

Fri 07 Dec 2018
12:00-14:00
A baby's first Christmas is very special, so why not treat the family to a delicious afternoon tea. Enjoy the festive fare and have time to take your own photos of your little one with Santa and Mrs Claus

New Year's Day Walk

Tue 01 Jan 2019
11:00-13:00
What better way to start 2019! 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.

World Book Day Weekend

Sat 02 Mar 2019
11:00-15:00
Do you like jumping in muddy puddles like Peppa Pig or do you have adventures like The Famous Five? We would love to hear all about your favourite stories and characters at our World Book Day Weekend. Come dressed up and join the fun.