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vert bar Heritage Week at the National Botanic Gardens
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August
Guided Walks for Heritage Week - Trees: A living Heritage

Join us for a walk through our plant collections and discover the many rare and old trees that grow in the National Botanic Gardens.
Time: 2.30 pm, Meet in the Visitor Centre

Wednesday 24th August
If Trees Could Talk – Wicklow’s Trees and Woodlands over Four Centuries
Michael Carey

Join Michael Carey for an illustrated talk on his recently published book. Michael will be on hand to sign copies after the lecture. Time: 3.00pm. Visitor Centre

Thursday 26th August
Lecture – “The Great Escape”
Dr Noeleen Smyth

Dr Noeleen Smyth, Conservation Botanist, of the National Botanic Gardens will give an illustrated talk on the control of plants that have escaped from gardens and are now causing serious problems in the wild. This talk will feature control of Gunnera tinctoria (Giant rhubarb) on Clare Island and Carpobrotus edulis (Hottentot Fig) on Howth Head. These control projects of invasive species are being carried out by the National Botanic Gardens in conjunction with Fingal and Mayo County Councils and are supported by grants from the Heritage Council. Illustrated talk at 3.00pm, Education and Visitor Centre.
Free admission.

Saturday 27th
Guided Walks for Heritage Week - Trees: A living Heritage

Join us for a walk through our plant collections and discover the many rare and old trees that grow in the National Botanic Gardens.
Time: 2.30 pm, Meet in the Visitor Centre

Sunday 28th August
Demonstration – Woodturning with Kieran Reynolds

Local wood turner Kieran Reynolds will demonstrate his craft using Irish grown wood and also display a range of his pieces.
Time : From 12.00 p.m.

Living History - with Alive – O productions.

See the gardens through the eyes of David and his son Frederick Moore. Both men served as directors to the Gardens giving a combined service of 84 years. Between them they oversaw the building of the famous Curvilinear Glasshouse and the Palm House, identified the fungal cause of potato blight, solved the problem of cultivating orchids from seed and developed what was the largest Orchid collection at the beginning of the 20th century.
Time: From 2.00 p.m.
In the Curvilinear Range

Guided Walks for Heritage Week - Trees: A living Heritage

Join us for a walk through our plant collections and discover the many rare and old trees that grow in the National Botanic Gardens.
Time: 2.30 pm, Meet in the Visitor Centre

Concert - 'Traditional Irish music in the Gardens
with Mick O’Brien, family and friends'

Mick O’Brien is a highly regarded performer and teacher of the uniquely Irish Uilleann pipes. Mick was born in Dublin into a very musical family and the tradition lives on to the next generation with his own family. Mick is joined by his wife Fidelma, playing the banjo and fiddle, daughters Aoife and Ciara on fiddles and harp, and son Cormac on uilleann pipes and whistle. This 'seisiún' will be held outdoors weather permitting.
Time: from 3.00 pm
Further details from the Visitor Centre