Just beside the RDS, Anglesea Road is an ideal spot; between Ballsbridge and Donnybrook, close to town and convenient for pretty much anything. It ha(...)

‘What, for you, are the quintessential smells of autumn? The musty whiff of fallen leaves? The sweet fungal odour of gently decaying foliage?’ Photograph: Richard Johnston

What, for you, are the quintessential smells of autumn? The musty whiff of fallen leaves? The sweet fungal odour of gently decaying foliage? Maybe the(...)

A detail of Helen Dillon’s garden at 45 Sandford Terrace, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Number 45, Sandford Terrace, Ranelagh. For so many people, that Dublin address represents a sort of horticultural rite of passage, a place of pilgrim(...)

Dan Hinkley in Vietnam with Daphniphyllum. Photograph:  Uoc Le Huu

Teacher, writer, lecturer, consultant, nurseryman, naturalist, gardener – even if you haven’t already heard of the American plantsman Dan Hinkley, th(...)

View across the pool in the Italian garden of Garinish Island in Co Cork. Photograph: Richard Johnston

If you’ve ever made the short journey from the handsome market town of Kenmare in Co Kerry to Garinish Island in Co Cork, you’ll know that it’s a rou(...)

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

I’ve just discovered that I’m ‘a tulip fancier’. Or at least, I’ve discovered that this is the odd but official term for people who love tulips in ne(...)

The doors and basements of Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Downstairs Dublin on Culture Night
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  • September 12, 2015, 11:45

Next Friday night is Culture Night, and here at the Magazine we are doing our bit to bring the capital alive, with some help from our friends in Th(...)

Next year marks the 200th birthday of the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland, founded in 1816 when a group of gardeners came together in the ap(...)

Fan-trained apple tree in fruit. Photograph: Richard Johnston

It’s apple season – in more ways than one – and as the orchard fruit has its moment, we look at ways to exploit its full potential. Domini Kemp com(...)

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