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.
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.