Conference: Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern Ireland, 23 November 2018

Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern Ireland

A one-day conference at the
Edward Worth Library.
23 November 2018
in the
Boardroom of Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8.

9.30am-10.00am: Registration.

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’.

12.30pm-2.00pm: Lunch.

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 by 10 November 2018.