Friday, September 7, 2012

Botanic Gardens In Glasnevin (Dublin)

The gardens include some glasshouses of architectural importance, such as the Palm House and the Curvilinear Range.
The Curvilinear Range was completed in 1848 by Richard Turner, an Irish iron-founder and pioneer in the constructional use of wrought iron; it was extended in the late 1860s. This structure, and the nearby Palm House (built 1884), have been restored (using some surplus contemporary structural ironwork from Kew Gardens) and this work attracted the Europa Nostra award for excellence in conservation architecture.

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