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In conversation with Matthew Jebb, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin

28.05.2021, 15:00 P.M.

In conversation with Matthew Jebb, Director, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin (IGS Year of the Irish Country House Garden)

Speakers: Robert O’Byrne and Matthew Jebb

Date: Friday, May 28

In advance of two exhibitions to be held in the City Assembly House in September which will celebrate Irish country house gardens, the second in a two-part series of interviews will be presented online during the summer. These will feature Robert O'Byrne, curator of both exhibitions, talking with people who are passionate about Irish gardens.

Established in 1795, the National Botanic Gardens has always been at the forefront of developments in Irish gardening, many of its directors being closely associated with country house owners and the plants they cultivated in their own demesnes. Dr Matthew Jebb, the NBG’s dynamic director, will discuss these links with Robert O’Byrne and recount the evolution of the world-famous gardens for which he is responsible.

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:

Lecture Series Sponsor

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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: Tourism Ireland/Brian Morrison


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