Edith Blake

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George Victor Du Noyer (1817-1869),fungi collected,   Derry, 1837.Watercolour and pencil on paper, Courtesy of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

Pioneering Irish artists are at the heart of the National Gallery of Ireland’s new exhibition, Drawn from Nature: Irish Botanical Art, spanning almost(...)

Jennifer Jewell: “I see hope and value in a self-sustaining cycle of living with plants, loving plants, learning plants, growing plants, knowing plants, interpreting plants.”  Photograph:  John Whittlesey

  We all have our heroes and it’s not surprising so many of mine belong in one way or another to the world of plants. They include gardeners, de(...)

Lady Edith Blake  wrote on a wide array of topics based on her experiences abroad, including a history of the Maroons of Jamaica, the restoration of the Ming Dynasty, the position of women in China and life and death in Ireland.

Edith Osborne led a privileged yet troubled childhood. Her father, Ralph Bernal, was a liberal MP and a member of a fledgling political dynasty while (...)