Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern Ireland
A one-day conference at the
Edward Worth Library.
23 November 2018
Boardroom of Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8.
10.00am-11.00am: Session 1: Collecting Gardens in Early Modern Ireland and the Dutch Republic
Dr Elizabethanne Boran (Librarian of the Edward Worth Library, Dublin): ‘Botany and Gardens at the Edward Worth Library, Dublin’.
Ms Regina Whelan Richardson (Curator of the Fagel Collection, Trinity College, Dublin): ‘Pleasure gardens and gardening for pleasure in the Fagel Collection at the Library of Trinity College Dublin.’
11.00am-11.30am: Coffee break.
11.30am-12.30pm: Session 2: Demesne landscapes in Early Modern Ireland
Dr Finola Reid (Historic Gardens Consultant): ‘Absence of Evidence – surely not! Researches, glimpses and observations from my site work in demesne landscapes.’
Dr Vandra Costello (Independent Scholar), ‘Gothick landscapes in Georgian Ireland’.
2.00pm-3.00pm: Sessions 3: Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Gardens in Dublin.
Dr Terence Reeves-Smyth (Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust): “Vauxhall in Ireland” The Pleasure Grounds of Dublin 1749-1862′.
Ms Madeline Hutchins (Researcher and Event Organiser for the Ellen Hutchins Festival): ‘How did her garden grow? Ellen Hutchins (1785-1815), botanist, West Cork.
3.00-3.30pm: Tea break.
4.00pm: Keynote: Professor Robin Lane Fox (Fellow Emeritus, New College, University of Oxford): ‘Plants and planning: 1580-1680.’
The Edward Worth Library will be open after the keynote lecture up to 6.00pm. A small exhibition of books on gardens will be on display.
Admission is free but booking is required. To book, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 November 2018.