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Pics from the Botanic Gardens in Dublin.

20 Oct

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Wednesday was my friend Charlie’s birthday. We headed up to Dublin on the train to visit the Botanic Gardens.  A wet morning greeted us but as the day went on it cleared up to quite a nice day.

Great pumpkin display as one heads out to the gardens.

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Aren’t these great? Metal flowers on a wall. Part of the Sculpture in Context exhibition.  The exhibition made the gardens even more interesting as the art pieces were placed throughout the grounds.

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Bronze ladies amongst the trees.

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Not sure about this one. It’s called “They’ll be back.”

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Air plant in one of the glass houses. Can’t remember the name but by it’s shape it’s got to be call Stag’s Horn…

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Another air plant.

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Beautiful Bouganvillae.

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Wonderful Palm.

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Couldn’t find a name tag on this wonderfully sculptural specimen.

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The Cactus house.

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Such variety…there’s an amazing amount of Cacti.

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I thought this was a sculpture as it looks like bronze. It is however a real live plant.

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These Tree Snails were amazing…made from fused plastic.

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Did someone polish the bark on this Yew? Beautiful!

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Waterfall.

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The DNA sculpture. This is a permanent fixture here.

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Chicken wire Snowdrops.

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Redbor Kale in the kitchen garden.

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Loved this piece…blown glass bubbles attached to this gnarled old tree.  Very clever!

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Another fave…a wonderful oversized cedar chair. It even smelt nice.

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Part of a wonderful bronze sculpture.

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There is so much more but I will finish with these beautiful vibrant flowers.

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