Renowned garden historian Finola Reid has been involved in the restoration of some of Ireland’s best-known country house gardens, not least those at Kylemore Abbey, County Galway. In recent years, she also oversaw bringing back to active use the old walled garden of Kilruddery, County Wicklow, home to the Earls of Meath for the past 400 years. Finola will talk to Robert O’Byrne about some of the places in which she has been involved, and what gives Irish gardens their distinctive character.
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.
The Irish Georgian Society is a charity established to conserve, protect, and foster a keen interest and a respect for Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts. These aims are achieved through its scholarly and conservation education programmes, through its support of conservation projects and planning issues, and vitally, through its members and their activities.