Thursday, August 5, 2010

Botanic Gardens (Dublin, Ireland)

Many plants are grown in the Victorian glasshouses. These buildings have long been a great attraction of Glasnevin, especially the curvilinear range which was commissioned by David Moore in the 1840s and is now in the process of being restored. The central pavilion and one wing of this range was built by Richard Turner, the Dublin-born ironmaster, and completed in 1848. Twenty years later Turner ingeniously doubled the building in size by removing the walls and extending it back

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