T his illustration is inspired by the botanic gardens in Glasnevin. It is one of my favourite places to go in Dublin, where one can escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Groundskeeper Denis McNally was curious about how a statue of the Greek philosopher came to be in a quiet corner among the plants. Here’s the story.
Joan Rogers holds dominion over a small organic fruit-and-vegetable patch, where she preserves heritage varieties, and helps to educate the public on growing.
One of curator Paul Maher’s jobs has been to track the timing of the bud-bursts and autumn colours each year, feeding his data into a European network.
Until 16 October, at the Botanic Gardens, there’s a sculpture you can play with a bit. It’s a based on a 2,000-plus-year-old technology.