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

Daily House Tour

Mon 16 May 2022
11:00-15:30
Visitors are the guests of Edith, Lady Londonderry, and will explore her eclectic home and story.

Ulster Automobile Club Day

Sun 22 May 2022
11:00-16:00
Join us at Mount Stewart where the Ulster Automobile Club will be onsite with ten classic cars and ten motorcycles at the front of house and to finish off the day come and watch the mini expert drivers in the children's pedal car race at 3pm!

Jubilee Jazz Saturday

Sat 04 Jun 2022
10:00-16:30
Join us on Saturday 4th June for some upbeat swing jazz from Caroline Brown, Ivan Black, Victor Currie and Ray McHenry. Bring your picnic blanket, get comfortable and soak up the summer sun in style!