Dating back to the 17th century, the magical gardens of Kilmacurragh, County Wicklow, are particularly notable for the number of women involved in their development across more than 300 years. Current head gardener Seamus O’Brien will talk about these pioneering female gardeners with Robert O’Byrne, and show how during the 19th and early 20th century Kilmacurragh became the first place where many non-native species were introduced to Ireland.
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.
More information on the exhibitions can be found at: https://www.igs.ie/updates/article/igs-year-of-the-country-house-garden
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.