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

'The Mythologies of Me' Exhibition

Sun 26 Jan 2020
11:00-15:00
‘The Mythologies of Me’ is an installation of works by Acorn Women’s Group and Strangford Integrated College reflecting an expression of each individual’s life and personality – their personal mythology.

Have a go at: Hedgelaying

Sat 01 Feb 2020
10:00-15:00
Come and learn this traditional country skill at the picturesque village of Kearney.

Monthly Birdwatching

Sat 01 Feb 2020
10:30-12:00
Mount Stewart is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.

Tastings at the Temple – White Wine

Sat 29 Feb 2020
19:00-22:00
Enjoy an evening of fabulous company, white wine and a delicious menu, all in the stunning surroundings of the Temple of the Winds.

World Book Day Weekend

Sat 07 Mar 2020
11:00-15:00
Do you like jumping in muddy puddles like Peppa Pig or do you dream of adventures like The Famous Five? We would love to discover your stories and characters at our World Book Day Weekend.

Mother's Day at Mount Stewart

Sat 21 Mar 2020
12:00-13:30
Treat your Mum to a day out with a scrumptious afternoon tea in the beautiful surrounds of Mount Stewart.