Feb
1
Wed
Art Installation: Brat Bhríde @ National Botanic Gardens
Feb 1 – Feb 6 all-day

On Wednesday 1st February the National Botanic Gardens will be creating a Brat Bhríde, a land based temporary art installation with primary school students from Glasnevin. Taking inspiration from different forms of Brigit/Brigid/Bríd we will co-create a Brat Bhríde using materials gathered from the land which will spread itself across the arboretum. Visitors will be able to view this temporary installation over the following days of the Brigit 2023 Festival which runs until the new national bank holiday Monday 6th February.

Féile Bhríde at the Gardens in conjunction with Brigit 2023: Dublin City Celebrating Women.

Feb
4
Sat
Lecture: Irish Women and Plants @ National Botanic Gardens
Feb 4 @ 2.00pm – 3.00pm

As part of Brigit 2023, we celebrate Irish women through the ages. Bríd the Goddess and Saint Brigid are associated with healing and the divine feminine. Indeed women gathered significant knowledge of plants and their medicinal uses as part of their traditional caregiving role, their empirical findings passed on from generation to generation. When botany emerged as a discipline, Irish women made notable contributions to the field despite disadvantages in education, promotion, and attire. This presentation by Charlotte Salter-Townshend traces a path from the wise women of earlier ages to scientific pioneers such as Ellen Hutchins, Ireland’s first female botanist and Matilda Knowles, the first female Curator of the National Herbarium.

Féile Bríde at the Gardens in conjunction with Brigit 2023: Dublin City Celebrating Women Festival

 

 

Feb
5
Sun
Guided tour: Féile Bhríde – History, Mystery & Magic @ National Botanic Gardens
Feb 5 @ 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Discover the many and varied tales associated with Brigid in Ireland, her links with the ancient Festival of Imbolc, and spot signs of spring emerging in the Gardens. This tour is run in conjunction with Brigit 2023: Dublin City Celebrating Women.

Féile Bhríde at the Gardens in conjunction with Brigit 2023: Dublin City Celebrating Women.

Feb
6
Mon
Guided tour: Féile Bhríde – History, Mystery & Magic @ National Botanic Gardens
Feb 6 @ 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Discover the many and varied tales associated with Brigid in Ireland, her links with the ancient Festival of Imbolc, and spot signs of spring emerging in the Gardens. This tour is run in conjunction with Brigit 2023: Dublin City Celebrating Women.

Féile Bhríde at the Gardens in conjunction with Brigit 2023: Dublin City Celebrating Women.

Feb
8
Wed
Guided Tour: Plant Palaces @ National Botanic Gardens
Feb 8 @ 2.00pm – 3.00pm

In the early year while spring awaits and seeds outdoors still sleep under soil, join us indoors and explore our great glasshouses, our plant palaces.

Meet iconic plant species from around the globe, and explore their survival in extreme environments. Inhale exotic scents from far-flung lands, and visit the ancient continent of Gondwanaland.

Hear how our great glasshouses were designed and constructed, and later restored, to shine once again as the brightest jewels of Ireland’s plant palaces!

Feb
11
Sat
Guided Tour: Plant Palaces @ National Botanic Gardens
Feb 11 @ 2.00pm – 3.00pm

In the early year while spring awaits and seeds outdoors still sleep under soil, join us indoors and explore our great glasshouses, our plant palaces.

Meet iconic plant species from around the globe, and explore their survival in extreme environments. Inhale exotic scents from far-flung lands, and visit the ancient continent of Gondwanaland.

Hear how our great glasshouses were designed and constructed, and later restored, to shine once again as the brightest jewels of Ireland’s plant palaces!

Feb
15
Wed
Guided Tour: Plant Palaces @ National Botanic Gardens
Feb 15 @ 2.00pm – 3.00pm

In the early year while spring awaits and seeds outdoors still sleep under soil, join us indoors and explore our great glasshouses, our plant palaces.

Meet iconic plant species from around the globe, and explore their survival in extreme environments. Inhale exotic scents from far-flung lands, and visit the ancient continent of Gondwanaland.

Hear how our great glasshouses were designed and constructed, and later restored, to shine once again as the brightest jewels of Ireland’s plant palaces!

Feb
18
Sat
Guided Tour: Plant Palaces @ National Botanic Gardens
Feb 18 @ 2.00pm – 3.00pm

In the early year while spring awaits and seeds outdoors still sleep under soil, join us indoors and explore our great glasshouses, our plant palaces.

Meet iconic plant species from around the globe, and explore their survival in extreme environments. Inhale exotic scents from far-flung lands, and visit the ancient continent of Gondwanaland.

Hear how our great glasshouses were designed and constructed, and later restored, to shine once again as the brightest jewels of Ireland’s plant palaces!