Detail of tulip ‘Julia Farnese’ rose feather (1976) by Rory McEwen. Watercolour on vellum, 53 x 51 cm. Reproduced by kind permission of the estate of Rory McEwen

If you’ve ever taken a horticulturally-minded, beady-eyed look at some of the wonderful 17th- and 18th-century floral still-life paintings by Dutch a(...)

Frances McDonald in the Bay Garden, surrounded by Tulip ‘Golden Apeldoorn’ and T. ‘Apeldoorn Elite’. Photograph: Richard Johnston

(...), known for their reliably perennial display), now flowering in the Bay Garden’s potager-style vegetable(...)

Mistle thrush: first recorded in Ireland in 1808. Illustration: Michael Viney

(...) seeds of suburban gardens. Also, it must be said, garden bird feeders, which it now appears to know by(...)

Queen Elizabeth II and  President Mary McAleese  at the Garden of Remembrance for the wreath lkaying ceremony at the scultpure by Oisin Kelly, the Children of Lir. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) uppermost fifth of the Rotunda Gardens. It was in these gardens that the Volunteers were founded by Eoin(...)

 “If I’m sounding smug here, I beg the forgiveness of readers from outside Dublin, or even from the capital’s farther-flung suburbs.” Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) houses, with bigger gardens, than we do. And of course, having grown up in it, I miss the countryside(...)

Church services

(...), 11 am. Limerick, Southville Gardens, Ballinacurra, 11 am. Roscrea, 1st 3rd Fridays, 8pm, Last Sunday(...)

A council caretaker who put out poison because a heron was taking goldfish from an ornamental pond in front of Louth County Council’s headquarters has had the Probation Act applied at Dundalk District Court.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

(...), Belfry Gardens, Dundalk. He found the facts proven, but was not recording a conviction. Judge Hamill had(...)

A  file image from 2005 of Leroy Dumbrell, also known as Leroy Roche, (29) of Carriglea Gardens, Dún Laoghaire, who has been sentenced to seven years after pleading guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to violent disorder  threatening to kill or cause serious harm to a garda. Photograph: Collins.

(...)) of Carriglea Gardens, Dún Laoghaire, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to one count of(...)

(...). (Several of Alverno’s neighbours also sold land at the bottom of their gardens, where new houses have been(...)

(...) bathrooms and carpets. Outside, the gardens which are on three levels, were meticulously maintained by the(...)