Botanic Gardens, Dublin, flowers, gardening, glasshouses, Ireland, miscellaneous, nature, outdoors, photography, random, wrought ironwork
Yesterday was a bank holiday here in Ireland so instead of an early morning and time spent sitting at my desk I had a leisurely morning with pancakes for breakfast. The weather wasn’t great but as it slowly brightened up I decided to cycle down to the botanic gardens, since the rain had kept me away last week.
These beautiful gardens have been open to the public since 1800 and it is free to go, wander around and enjoy plants from all over the world. The stunning glasshouses are some of the oldest in the world and the twist and turns of the wrought ironwork are quite unique.
As I strolled down the paths, through the glasshouses and around the walled garden I felt a pang of envy at those lucky few who get to work in this beautiful environment. With it’s big research center and library I can’t imagine a more serene and calming place to sit down and contemplate the wonders of the plant world.
I envy them too!! It certainly is the most serene place to work!
The pictures are wonderful! Great job as usual!
thanks so much, wouldn’t it be great to look out the window and see all that
I am sure, it is too great!!
Gorgeous pictures! It was a holiday in Alberta too… I love long weekends. 🙂
🙂 me too
You have gorgeous flowers considering the weather you have been describing. It’s nice to have a place like that to visit closeby.
well the flowers grow because it is always mild, and they get enough water … but the sunflowers etc aren’t great due to lack of sun …
Gorgeous!!!!! I love that pretty purple one. See, you DO have skills!!! And isn’t it fun???!!!??? We can learn together!!
yes always learning 🙂
Great pictures. I like the bark on the trees, the patterns on tree bark are so cool!
I know, I have a thing about trees so I tried to capture what I saw … didn’t always work but I think these ones turned out okay
Wunderschöne Fotos 🙂
danke, schoen dass sie dir gefallen
The Silver Poet said:
captivating images …i love the natural and the manmade i think they are all energy …beautiful
thanks it is a very beautiful palce
What a beautiful space!
oh it is so beautiful and room for lots of walks
Lisa at fLVE said:
Gorgeous flowers and garden and a wonderful day off. Glad you enjoyed it.
I did and I can only recommend
Love love love these!!! 🙂 textures and colors are awesome
thanks glad you enjoy, always a bit of trial and error
I think that’s the best way with photography
Craftie Nellie said:
Such a stunning place! And the photos are lovely – I like those sunflowers, they look quite bright and happy!