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The Botanic Gardens Podcast Tour : Yellow

The Botanic Gardens Ingenious Ireland Podcast tour: Yellow

Addison's 300-year-old walk

Do you want to know who lives in one of the fanciest houses in Glasnevin? And hear how early botanical gardens were the pharmacy shops of their day?

Come on this audio guided tour and we will bring on a fascinating walk around Ireland’s National Botanic Gardens in Dublin, including a stroll down a tree-lined avenue that is over 300 years old.

You’ll hear stories like that of the father and son who helped to discover potato blight,  how Thomas Moore’s ‘last rose of Summer’ has Chinese ancestry and how it brightens even the darkest winter days.  Stories like these and many more await in this Ingenious Ireland audio guide podcast.

Self guided tour of the Glasnevin gardens

Allow about an hour for the full tour.  This podcast  is an ideal guide to exploring the gardens, or perfect for an armchair tour that will transport you to the historic and beautiful surroundings of the Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. Ideal for anyone interested in the role that science and botany have played in Irish history. Click to download the podcast tour here.  The visitor centre in the gardens has a cafe, and there is ample parking for bikes and cars.

This is the second in a series of three audio tours made in association with National Botanic Gardens, and with grant aid from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport under the Cultural Technology Grant Scheme.

Augustine Henry: plant hunter extraordinary

The podcast is available to download from our website and you can keep up with all our latest podcasts by subscribing to our iTunes channel.

For more about the fascinating history of science in Ireland, visit our Ingenious Ireland website.



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One Response to The Botanic Gardens Podcast Tour : Yellow

  1. Fionnuala M Devlin April 9, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    I am a primary school teacher and need images of trees in particular the Dinosaur Tree for my felting club. I am having difficulties downloading your yellow tour onto the schools system. Can you send me images I can download myself and print.