25.06.2021, 15:00 P.M.
In conversation with Seamus O’Brien, Head Gardener, National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, Co. Wicklow (IGS Year of the Irish Country House Garden)
Speakers: Robert O’Byrne and Seamus O’Brien
Date: Friday, June 25
Dating back to the 17th century, the magical gardens of Kilmacurragh, County Wicklow are particularly notable for the number of women involved in their development across more than 300 years. Current head gardener Seamus O’Brien will talk about these pioneering female gardeners with Robert O’Byrne, and show how during the 19th and early 20th century Kilmacurragh became the first place where many non-native species were introduced to Ireland.
This talk is pre-recorded and will be available to view for 7 days after the date it is sent out. Booking ends 24 hours before and access details will be sent by email at 3pm on the day of release.
More information on the exhibitions can be found at: https://www.igs.ie/updates/article/igs-year-of-the-country-house-garden
Lecture Series Sponsor
This series is being produced for IGS Inc and is proudly sponsored by Hindman, a leading fine art auction house with showrooms across the USA. Hindman is recognized internationally as a leading fine art auction house. With an unyielding focus on client service, Hindman offers holistic solutions to connect clients in local US cities to the global art market. Hindman operates more salesrooms in the United States than any other firm and conducts over 100 auctions annually in categories such as fine jewelry, fine art, modern design, books and manuscripts, furniture, decorative arts, couture, Asian works of art, arts of the American West, and numismatics, as well as special focus subjects as the need arises. Please visit www.hindmanauctions.com for more information and the 2021 auction calendar.
About the Series Narrator
Mr. Robert O’Byrne is a writer and lecturer specializing in the fine and decorative arts. The author of more than a dozen books, he is a former Vice-President of the Irish Georgian Society and a trustee of the Apollo Foundation. Mr. O’Byrne is the curator of the Irish Georgian Society’s 2021 garden exhibitions.
Photo credit: Irish Georgian Society