The National Botanic Gardens are delighted to welcome Dr. Darach Lupton as the new Curator of the Gardens.
Darach was a student at the Gardens from 1995 – 1998; he spent 12 months at the RHS Gardens at Wisley during his placement year in 1996. Finishing at Glasnevin he went on to study botany at Trinity College Dublin, completing his primary degree there in 2002 and his PhD in 2007. He returned to Glasnevin in late 2007 where he worked for 3 years in the herbarium as a research botanist. For the last 10 years Darach has worked at the Oman Botanic Garden where he was integral to the development of the botany and living collections departments and the collection, documentation and cultivation of Oman’s native flora. Darach has worked and studied in numerous locations around the world and has amassed a wide range of horticultural and scientific experience. His areas of interest include conservation-horticulture, promoting botanic gardens as tools for conservation and environmental education, and rare and endemic plants of Oman.