Curvilinear Houses in the National Botanic Gardens – 8th March 2017

Dr Matthew Jebb, the director of the National Botanic Gardens, took 25 members of the TRA on a fascinating tour of the world famous Turner Curvilinear Range of greenhouses at the Botanic Garden on a beautifully sunny spring morning. Among other things we learnt how ‘greenhouses’ got their name (glass in the 1850’s was coloured green because of impurities) and how the Curvilinear Range was restored in 1995 with repairs carried out to the original wrought iron with scraps collected from the dismantled range in Kew Gardens. The tour finished with a spectacular view over Dublin from the elevated walkway around the outside of the Great Palm House.  Some photos are in the Gallery.

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