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The Twin Trees Heywood Art and Culture Festival celebrates the beauty of Heywood Gardens, Heywood Estate and Ballinakill village. We are delighted to confirm that this Twin Trees Heywood, Art & Culture Festival, will go ahead as planned, and we are really looking forward to welcoming you all to Heywood Gardens, Ballinakill, from August 20th – 23rd.

There so much on offer this year, such as our three day Tutored En Plein Air Painting, our Tours, Talks & Picnic Afternoon Tea, a Guided Historical Walk, Fishing Competition, Laois Food Market, and of course Yoga In Heywood Gardens, with Simon Rogers.

En Plein Air Painting

Three days of tutored outdoor painting, in the wonderful setting of Heywood Gardens, the surrounding woodlands, and Ballinakill Village.

The organisers are thrilled to welcome back  tutors, Jock Nichols and Bridgette Flannery, both established and successful artists, who oversaw last year’s inaugural event.

Day One, takes place on August 20th in the glorious surroundings of Heywood Gardens, designed in 1906, by Edwin Lutyens and planted by Gertrude Jekyll.

Tickets for Day One – €30
Three Day Ticke– €80
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Day Two
takes place on August 21st, in the magical woodlands of the Heywood Estate, which boasts woodland trails, lakeside walks and a huge diversity of wildlife and nature, all set in the most wonderful picturesque solitude.

Tickets for Day Two – €30
Three Day Ticket – €80
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Day Three
, which takes place on August 23rd,  is set in the historical former Charter village of Ballinakill, with an abundance of subject matter on offer, from historic buildings to street views.

Tickets for Day Three – €30
Three Day Ticket – €80
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Fishing Competition

Saturday 22nd August 

This year’s Fishing competition takes place on Saturday 22nd August, beginning at 10am with a draw for fishing spots.

The angling will begin at Gills Pond at 11am and will conclude at 4pm. A fee of €10 applies to all participants and places are limited. For registration details please contact Norman Rothwell on 087 2879070.

This competition is run in conjunction with Ballinakill Angling Club.

Tours, Talks & Picnic Afternoon Tea

Saturday 22nd August

A Guided Tour of Heywood Gardens, with Lutyens’ descendant, Amanda Pitcairn, followed by talks with Dr. Matthew Jebb, Botanic Gardens, and Geoff Stebbings, Editor of Garden Answers Magazine, and former Head Gardener at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The talks will take place, either side of Afternoon Tea, which will be served picnic-style.

Guided Historical Walk of Ballinakill and Heywood

Saturday 22nd August

This Guided Historical Walk of Ballinakill and Heywood tawill depart from the Village Square.

The guide for the walk is local historian, and co-author of Ballinakill A Journey Through Time, Ger Dunphy.

The walk will avoid busy roads, and there is a section of off-road walking, with moderate terrain throughout, and will be approximately one hour in duration.

The walk promises to be both enjoyable and informative with the Masslough Lake, Trench Family Mausoleum, Heywood Estate and Gills Pond just a few of the many places of interest that will be visited, along the route

Yoga In Heywood Gardens with Simon Rogers

Sunday 23rd August

We cannot think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning in August, than a calming Yoga class, in the stunning surroundings of Heywood Gardens. Our Yogi for the session, Simon Rogers, as well as being a passionate Yoga teacher, is also a Natural Health and Well Being Therapist, and is Facilitator at Blackhill Woods Retreat, which is a sanctuary of Nature, Yoga & Well Being, in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.

Additional Instruction: Please bring your own Yoga mat!

 

Booking

En Plein Air

Enjoy 3 days of outdoor painting

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Guided Historical Walk

The guide for the walk is local historian, and co-author of Ballinakill A Journey Through Time, Ger Dunphy.

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Yoga in Heywood Gardens

Yoga in the beautiful sunken gardens with Simon Rogers

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Fishing Competition

2nd annual fishing competition a Gills Pond

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Tours, Talks and Picnic Afternoon Tea

Guided tours and afternoon tea in the gardens

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Celebrate with Us
20th August 2020 - 23rd August 2020
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The Twin Trees Heywood Art and Culture Festival celebrates the beauty of Heywood Gardens, Heywood Estate and Ballinakill village. We are delighted to confirm that this Twin Trees Heywood, Art & Culture Festival, will go ahead as planned, and we are really looking forward to welcoming you all to Heywood Gardens, Ballinakill, from August 20th – 23rd.

There so much on offer this year, such as our three day Tutored En Plein Air Painting, our Tours, Talks & Picnic Afternoon Tea, a Guided Historical Walk, Fishing Competition, Laois Food Market, and of course Yoga In Heywood Gardens, with Simon Rogers.

En Plein Air Painting

Three days of tutored outdoor painting, in the wonderful setting of Heywood Gardens, the surrounding woodlands, and Ballinakill Village.

The organisers are thrilled to welcome back  tutors, Jock Nichols and Bridgette Flannery, both established and successful artists, who oversaw last year’s inaugural event.

Day One, takes place on August 20th in the glorious surroundings of Heywood Gardens, designed in 1906, by Edwin Lutyens and planted by Gertrude Jekyll.

Tickets for Day One – €30
Three Day Ticke– €80
BUY NOW



Day Two
takes place on August 21st, in the magical woodlands of the Heywood Estate, which boasts woodland trails, lakeside walks and a huge diversity of wildlife and nature, all set in the most wonderful picturesque solitude.

Tickets for Day Two – €30
Three Day Ticket – €80
BUY NOW



Day Three
, which takes place on August 23rd,  is set in the historical former Charter village of Ballinakill, with an abundance of subject matter on offer, from historic buildings to street views.

Tickets for Day Three – €30
Three Day Ticket – €80
BUY NOW


Fishing Competition

Saturday 22nd August 

This year’s Fishing competition takes place on Saturday 22nd August, beginning at 10am with a draw for fishing spots.

The angling will begin at Gills Pond at 11am and will conclude at 4pm. A fee of €10 applies to all participants and places are limited. For registration details please contact Norman Rothwell on 087 2879070.

This competition is run in conjunction with Ballinakill Angling Club.

Tours, Talks & Picnic Afternoon Tea

Saturday 22nd August

A Guided Tour of Heywood Gardens, with Lutyens’ descendant, Amanda Pitcairn, followed by talks with Dr. Matthew Jebb, Botanic Gardens, and Geoff Stebbings, Editor of Garden Answers Magazine, and former Head Gardener at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The talks will take place, either side of Afternoon Tea, which will be served picnic-style.

Guided Historical Walk of Ballinakill and Heywood

Saturday 22nd August

This Guided Historical Walk of Ballinakill and Heywood tawill depart from the Village Square.

The guide for the walk is local historian, and co-author of Ballinakill A Journey Through Time, Ger Dunphy.

The walk will avoid busy roads, and there is a section of off-road walking, with moderate terrain throughout, and will be approximately one hour in duration.

The walk promises to be both enjoyable and informative with the Masslough Lake, Trench Family Mausoleum, Heywood Estate and Gills Pond just a few of the many places of interest that will be visited, along the route

Yoga In Heywood Gardens with Simon Rogers

Sunday 23rd August

We cannot think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning in August, than a calming Yoga class, in the stunning surroundings of Heywood Gardens. Our Yogi for the session, Simon Rogers, as well as being a passionate Yoga teacher, is also a Natural Health and Well Being Therapist, and is Facilitator at Blackhill Woods Retreat, which is a sanctuary of Nature, Yoga & Well Being, in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.

Additional Instruction: Please bring your own Yoga mat!

 

August 2020

22nd August @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm €5
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The walk promises to be both enjoyable and informative with the Masslough Lake, Trench Family Mausoleum, Heywood Estate and Gills Pond just a few of the many places of interest that will be visited, along the route.

22nd August @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm €40
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A guided tour with Lutyens' descendant and botanical and gardening experts with afternoon tea.

23rd August @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm €15
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Yoga in the magical setting of the Lutyens' designed Heywood Gardens, with Simon Rogers from Blackhill Woods Retreat.

20th August @ 10:00 am - 23rd August @ 5:00 pm €30 – €80
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Three days of tutored outdoor painting, in the wonderful setting of Heywood Gardens, the surrounding woodlands, and Ballinakill Village.