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A Maitri outing: guided garden walk at Mount Stewart Gardens with Neil Porteous

  • Date: Sep 10, 2017
  • Time: 11am
  • Venue: Mount Stewart National Trust property

Join us for a guided walk of Mount Stewart gardens with National Trust Northern Ireland's head of gardens, Neil Porteous

Why a garden visit? Surely we're a yoga & wellbeing studio? 

That maybe so, but we thought it would be fun to have a community outing!

There are lots of links: many of our students are extremely keen gardeners, our admin assistant Kate Porteous is married to Neil, and the patience required for gardening reflects the patience and humility needed for a yoga, meditation or similar practice. 

And since setting up Maitri Studio was also all about community, let's have a little celebratory trip out. We can always do some tree poses in the woodlands! Of course, being outside is always good for the soul. 

Sunday 10th September: meet from 10.30am at the Mount Stewart reception area ready for prompt 11am tour of the formal gardens near the house, taking about an hour. (National Trust info on how to get to Mount Stewart)

Bring a picnic or buy a sandwich at the café for lunch, then continue at 1pm for a walk around the woodlands - taking up to 2 hours but you can break off at any time if you need to leave early. 

National Trust members free, other Maitri Studio community (students, teachers and friends) £3.50. If you're a National Trust member, please register for the event by finding the event on our calendar and signing up. If you're not a National Trust member, please buy a ticket to register. 

In the meantime, whet your appetite with some thoughts on gardening from Neil and look up information about Mount Stewart on the National Trust website.


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