In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker – A Sikkim Adventure by Seamus O’Brien. It was a super evening in the Old Courthouse in Antrim and was attended by 100 people. Seamus, who was introduced by Lady Anthea Forde of Seaforde Gardens near Newcastle, Co Down, gave an enthralling lecture. Many thanks to Maeve […]
What a wonderful event! This afternoon we had the book launch of Seamus O’Brien’s “In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker – A Sikkim Adventure”, organised by the committee of IGPS Munster and hosted by Fota House. It was a wonderful venue, a great attendance, a delightful introduction by Kristen Jameson and an outstanding talk […]
Seamus O’Brien with Mary O’Neill at JFK Memorial Park after Seamus’ talk last week on plant hunting in Sikkim and China. Seamus gave an insight into the contents of his forthcoming book, “In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker: A Sikkim Adventure” and it promises to be a fabulous volume. Seamus will deliver a talk […]
Join Seamus O’Brien at the Visitor Centre at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin at 8pm on Thursday 22nd February to hear some fascinating stories from a recent expedition to Myanmar where he visited the areas botanised by Lady Charlotte Wheeler Cuffe and Captain Frank Kindgom Ward in the early part of the twentieth century.
Narcissus ‘Countess of Annesley’ An Irish cultivar presumed extinct – alive and well Narcissus ‘Countess of Annesley’, a late nineteenth century, large early-flowered daffodil that originated at Castlewellan in Co. Down, Northern Ireland, and long presumed extinct, has recently been found alive and well in a number of Irish gardens. The discovery was […]
The beauty of the work of the members of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists was the inspiration for this project which features heritage Irish garden plants. The ISBA is quite a new society but has already made a fabulous contribution to Irish art and to our heritage of Irish plants with its initial exhibition, […]