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05.04.2022, 18:00 P.M.

Tuesday 5 April – The Irish Country House Garden: A Potted History with Robert O’Byrne

Like the country houses that stand at their centre, Ireland’s historic gardens have long had a distinctive character. It has been shaped by certain obvious elements, such as topography and climate which allows not just indigenous plants but an enormous variety of imported species to flourish in the most unlikely settings: shrubs and trees native to the Himalayan foothills, to inland China, to Australia and South America can all be found thriving on Irish soil. But the character of Ireland herself and her inhabitants have also played a part in deciding what would be the form and content of our great gardens. In his talk, Robert O’Byrne will look at the evolution of Ireland’s country house gardens, from their emergence in the late 16th century through to the start of the 20th century, showing some of the finest examples across the island, and setting the scene for the exhibition in IGS for May 2022.

  • We are hoping to host an in person lecture in the City Assembly House - those wishing to attend - please purchase a 'live' ticket.
  • Those wishing to attend virtually should purchase a virtual ticket - this will be delivered through Zoom.

Ticket Price: €12 (in the City Assembly House) / €10 (Virtual)

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