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Tour of War Memorial Gardens followed by the gardens at The Royal Hospital

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Irish National War Memorial Gardens

via Con Colbert Road

Islandbridge

Dublin 8

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This 60-minute tour will start at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens followed by a guided tour of the gardens at The Royal Hospital

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The War Memorial Gardens were designed by Edwin Lutyens to commemorate those who died in the First World War. Located in Islandbridge on the banks of the River Liffey, the gardens enjoy a lovely aspect over the river to the many boat clubs opposite. Famed for its tree-lined avenues and roses, we will be led by Head Gardener Craig Savage who is hopeful that the roses will be in full flower in their second flush. We will also see how our donation of Escallonia CF Ball(pictured below) is doing. This plant was named for Charles Frederick Ball, Assistant Keeper at Glasnevin and advisor to the Acton family at Kilmacurragh who died in the First World War. The Irish Garden Plant Society is delighted to announce that a donation of Escallonia 'Alice Ball', named for his wife, will be gifted to the gardens on the day.

Each of these tours will take approx. 1hour. There will be half an hour for members to travel the short distance to the Royal Hospital for the second part of the tour. Please see here for more details on this part of the visit.

Travel: 15 mins from Heuston Station. The small car park at the Gardens can be accessed from the South Circular Road.

N.B. This is a members-only event. Each tour is limited to 12 people. If demand exceeds supply, another tour will be arranged at a later date. The wearing of face coverings is advised.

Escallonia 'C.F. Ball'

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