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Irish Country House Gardens – Series 2 (all talks)

28.05.2021, 15:00 P.M.

As part of its celebrations of the Irish country house garden, the Irish Georgian Society invites you to the second series of talks about the Irish Country House Garden, which will be broadcast via Zoom beginning on Friday, 28th May. The five interviews in this series feature experts on Irish gardens talking about the evolution of gardens over the course of the last three hundred years. This series of talks will culminate in the exhibition ‘In Harmony with Nature: The Irish Country House Garden’ which is to open in the City Assembly House on 23rd September.

The whole series of five interviews can be booked through this page or bookings can be made for individual talks by visiting the links below.

Friday, May 28: In conversation with Matthew Jebb, Director, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin (find out more)

Friday, June 25: In conversation with Seamus O’Brien, Head Gardener, National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, Co. Wicklow (find out more)

Friday, July 23: In conversation with Finola Reid, Garden Historian and Consultant, Kilruddery, County Wicklow (find out more)

Friday, August 20: In conversation with Neil Porteous, Head Gardener, Mount Stewart, Co. Down (find out more)

Friday, September 10: In conversation with Catherine FitzGerald, noted garden designer and consultant, Glin Castle, Co. Limerick (find out more)

All talks are pre-recorded and will be available to view for 7 days after the dates they are 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

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 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: Tourism Ireland/Chris Hill


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