Tag Archive: Dublin

Beyond The Garden Wall – Royal Hospital Kilmainham

As I became more and more interested in garden design and in garden history, every time I talked to someone I heard whispers of Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Every time I wondered why everyone… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Down Stream

Summing Up Four Gardens with One Flower

As  a plant addict, this week has been one of my all time favourite weeks! I have got to go to not one,two or three gardens but four! Yes, I have truly overdosed… Continue reading

Science and Gardens

My last trip to the Botanic Gardens was extremely eventful. I finally got to see a new art installation in the gardens that I have heard a good deal about in the past… Continue reading

Flowers from the Cosmos

Okay this flower may not be from the Cosmos but it is called Cosmos! To be official it is called Asteraceae Cosmos ‘Sea shells Mixed’. On a recent trip to The Botanic Gardens,… Continue reading

A Day Spent With Art and Plants

One of the highlights of 2012 for me was my many visits to the Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. One of the best visits I paid to the gardens was in September when the gardens… Continue reading

A Visit to a Victorian Walled Garden

Dublin is a great city to gain gardening inspiration. One of the best places to gain inspiration for vegetables and growing them has to be the Victorian walled garden in the Phoenix Park.… Continue reading

April Challenge – Street Planting Done Right

While heading into the Botanic Gardens this weekend, I was struck with how spectacular the street planters look on the street leading to the gardens. The large wooden planters have great specimen Photinia x fraseri ‘Red… Continue reading

April Challenge – Nectarine Blossom

For this April blog post and the next few there will be a strong botanical feel to them! I had a great excursion today to the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin Dublin. To me it… Continue reading

Have I not seen you before?!

Centranthus ruber, commonly called Red Valerian is an extremely common plant in Dublin. It is an introduced plant to Ireland that has become naturalised here. It is originally from the Mediterranean. First brought… Continue reading