Exploring afresh: On the reopening of the garden at Burtown House
The beloved garden is rich in snowdrops – and history
This weekend sees the reopening of a much loved Irish garden at Burtown House in Co Kildare, with exciting plans afoot for the coming summer season. Just a hop, skip and a jump off the M9 near Athy, visitors can view the collections of early spring plants including swathes of naturalised snowdrops, aconites, cyclamen and crocus that carpet the ground. Hellebores, Daphnes and the unusual green and black Snake’s head iris, Hermodactylus tuberosus, are also in fine form. As well as the naturalised snowdrops, galanthophiles can amuse themselves by identifying more than 60 cultivars snowdrops.
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