Author: E. Charles Nelson
Release Date: 2009
A volume of watercolors by an award-winning botanical artist reflects plants that grow wild in Ireland or are cultivated in Irish gardens, in a visual tour that is complemented by lively text on the history of Irish flora, the exotic species in other nations that were traced to Irish sources, and the pursuits of famous cultivators.
The delicate and subtle watercolor drawings of Wendy Walsh, who works only from nature, painting the actual plants that are her subjects. Following in the tradition of an earlier age, Wendy Walsh has put her exceptional skills to splendid effect in this beautiful collection of watercolor drawings. She has painted a selection of the flora of Ireland, chosen not only for their botanical interest or attractiveness but also because they happen to have an interesting history. For Ireland has produced a surprising number of devoted and intrepid plant-hunters who played a significant part in the introduction into Europe of specimens from remote and exotic places. Ruth Isabel Ross, a horticultural journalist in Dublin, recounts the history of plant collecting and horticulture by the Irish since the earliest times, and Charles Nelson, of the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin, has written extensive notes on the individual plants. 48 hand-tipped color plates.
First published in 1870, The Wild Garden challenged the prevailing garden style of the day and advocated a naturalistic style, in which hardy plants, both native and exotic, are arranged in groupings that mimic wild landscapes. Thanks to Robinson’s passionate advocacy, the naturalistic style triumphed, and Robinson's urgent message continues to resonate today. For this newly designed edition, Rick Darke has written an introductory essay that not only underscores Robinson’s importance in the evolution of garden design and ecology, but also explains his relevance for today’s gardeners, designers, and landscape professionals. The book contains over 100 stunning photographs taken by Darke, including images of Gravetye and of modern “wild” gardens.
Author: John Wilson Foster
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date: 1998
How has Irish nature been studied? How has it been expressed in literature and popular culture? How has it influenced, and been influenced by, political, economic, and social change? These long-neglected questions are pursued in Nature in Ireland, a pioneering collection of original essays by leading naturalists, science writers, and cultural historians who bring us from the geological prehistory of Ireland to the environmental threats of the late twentieth century.
Author: Peter Wyse Jackson
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Botany, Economic
"Peter Wyse Jackson's Ireland's Generous Nature is the first ever comprehensive account of the historical and present-day uses of wild plant species in Ireland. It records a wealth of traditional knowledge about Irish plant use, knowledge that has been disappearing fast. More than 1500 wild plants are detailed in a systematic list, which gives both their Irish and English names. Many historical references have been included from a wide range of Irish literature. This lively and scholarly book shows how plants have been used in virtually every aspect of human life in Ireland: food, clothes, medicine, construction, drinks, veterinary medicine, human health and beauty, and even death. The book is richly illustrated with photographs, as well as botanical paintings by Irish artist Lydia Shackleton (1828-1914). Its blend of scientific and historic facts with myths, superstition and tales offers an unrivalled account of the rich heritage of Irish plants."--Page 4 of cover.
Part of the Georgina Campbell's Ireland series, this guide is a companion to a tour around Ireland. Designed to cater for both the Irish and overseas market, the guide includes around one hundred tip top gardens, arranged by area, with up to the minute practical information, photographs and maps.
Author: W. Michael Satke
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
Release Date: 2015-03
For gardeners, Ireland’s Roaring Water Bay, in West Cork, is a paradise: buoyed by the Gulf Stream and long hours of sunshine, its micro-climate permits unique plants--even palm trees--to grow and thrive there. And the past twenty years have seen the slow creation of a true masterpiece of "wild gardening” in the area: Glenkeen Garden, designed by Ulrike Crespo and Michael Satke. This book brings five photographers together to document the growth and development of the garden, each bringing to the project his own personal viewpoint. The result, a stunning and limited edition boxed set featuring several fold-outs, will enchant garden lovers with its images of luxuriant vegetation, innovative landscape architecture--including copses, avenues, and ponds--and inviting bridges and garden furniture, all depicted in a range of situations and styles, including the richly atmospheric late-summer daylight and the sparkling mysteries of nighttime.
Often called the Emerald Isle, Ireland is rich in greenery, but there is an abundance of every variety of landscape. This guide focuses on the well-known as well as the more secluded venues for food, accommodation and places of interest in the country.