March 29th 2019 - Edwin Lutyens' 150th Birthday
Twin Trees Heywood Festival Ballinakill 2019
Ballinakill Community Development Committee will host its inaugural ‘Twin Trees’ festival this year with a strong focus on the ‘En Plein Air’ outdoor painting event, tutored by established artists Jock Nichol and Bridget Flannery. The festival is inspired by the 150th anniversary of Sir Edwin Lutyens, the celebrated architect who created the exquisite formal garden at Heywood Gardens. The festival will take place during Heritage Week 2019, on August 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th. On Saturday we are delighted to welcome some direct descendants of Sir Edwin Lutyens and representatives of the Lutyens Trust to give garden tours and presentations on the history of the house and gardens and on the unique style of Sir Edwin’s architecture. We will also host a talk by Dr Matthew Jebb the renowned Irish botanist and Director of the National Botanic Gardens. Saturday 24th promises to be a great celebration with numerous events including a musical evening hosted on the spectacular lawn at Heywood Gardens. There will be a range of interesting activities and events during the festival that promises to be a little different from the usual to delight all ages.
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Three Day En Plein Air (Outdoor Painting)
With two exceptional and experienced landscape painters, Bridget Flannery and Jock Nichol.
- Day One Heywood Gardens
- Day Two The Woodlands
- Day Three The Village
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Heywood Gardens were completed in 1912, and consist 50 acres of gardens, lakes, woodland and architectural features. The gardens have a spectacular setting on a hillside looking south-east over a sweep of undulating country which takes in seven counties. A walk lined with lime trees leads to a formal terrace overlooking the surrounding countryside.
Sunday August 25th @ 11am We cannot think of a better way to wind down gently (after the garden party on Saturday evening) than a calming yoga class with Simon Rodgers of Blackhill Woods Retreat. Reconnect with yourself in the stunning and peaceful gardens, the perfect location to give gratitude through yoga. Simon, an experienced and […]
Visitors to Ballinakill from the north side ( Abbeyleix) of the village, are met by a pair of very impressive twin trees. These common lime trees are considered ‘ Landmark’ trees, and are registered with the Tree Council of Ireland, due to the story of their existence, and are probably one of the most enduring […]
A walk around Heywood Demesne A collection of photographs taken along the route from Heywood Gardens, and through the beautiful riverside walk that leads back to the village of Ballinakill. This is the stunning setting for the inaugural Twin Trees Heywood Festival, which takes place during Heritage Week 2019, running from August 22nd – August […]
Twin Trees Heywood Festival 2019. Our Perfect Mothers Day Gifts. En Plein Air LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT MOTHERS DAY GIFT? Something unique? Something different? Something she’ll remember forever? Then our En Plein Air (Outdoor Painting) Event, at the inaugural Twin Trees Heywood Festival, Ballinakill, may just be that perfect gift! Tutors for this event are […]