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THEMED GUIDED TOUR: Inspiration Sprouts Eternal – Plants and Poetry

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National Botanic Gardens of Ireland

Botanic Road

Glasnevin

Dublin 9

Ireland

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On this tour we share some of our favourite poetry, all while taking in the beauty of the Gardens on a summer’s day.

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Plants and poetry are closely entwined; from the pastoral verse of the romantics, to Heaney’s candid characterisation of the Irish landscape, poetry allows us to capture some of the transiency of nature. Likewise, plants provide ample material for metaphor and imagery. The brief haiku and ‘death poems’ of the zen tradition refer to the passing seasons, and Shakespeare’s sonnets and plays abound in rich flower symbolism. On this tour we share some of our favourite poetry, all while taking in the beauty of the Gardens on a summer’s day.

We are conscious of your safety and that of your guide. Group numbers will be limited to 6 plus guide. Guides will wear a mask or visor and we ask that you observe proper social distancing. By booking a tour, you affirm that all members of your party have no symptoms of COVID-19 and have not travelled nor arrived from overseas in the 14 days before the date of the tour. If you make a booking and find yourself unable to attend do please let us know by cancelling your reservation here on Eventbrite or by phoning us during opening hours at (01) 804 0319 or (01) 857 0909.

The meeting point will be outside the front of the Great Palm House (the tallest glasshouse) Your guide will meet you there wearing a high-vis jacket.

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National Botanic Gardens of Ireland

Botanic Road

Glasnevin

Dublin 9

Ireland

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