Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: Starting at 2.30 pm
Booking essential : €30 - includes talks, afternoon tea and tour of the gardens
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2.30 pm Arrival/Registration
3.00 pm 'Grand Designs - Houses, Gardens and Landscapes of the Blackwater Valley'
Dr. David Edwards (Senior Lecturer, School of History, University College Cork):
'The land-grabber's playground: The Colonial landscape of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork (1595 - 1643)
Dr. Finola O'Kane Crimmins (Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, University College Dublin):
'Framing the Blackwater; Landscape Painting, Architecture and Tourism in an Irish River Valley'
4.00 pm Afternoon tea, followed by a tour of Dromana Gardens
5.15 pm End of Proceedings
Following on from Dromana is an evening at Lismore Castle at 6 pm.
Dan Pearson, English garden designer, landscape designer, journalist and television presenter will speak about the origin and creation of Chatsworth/Laurent Perrier Garden at last year's Chelsea Flower Show and its reinstatement along the trout stream at Chatsworth last Autumn and this year. He will also put it into context with a brief look at other previous projects that share a similar balance of the wild and the cultivated including the Tokachi Millennium Forest, an ecological public park in Japan and the developing planting plans for the Garden Bridge in London.
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