Gardens of the Gods Historical Walking Tour of Powerscourt Gardens with John Ducie

Gardens of the Gods Historical Walking Tour of Powerscourt Gardens with John Ducie

Gardens of the Gods

Historical Walking Tour of Powerscourt Gardens with John Ducie

Be transported back in time by John Ducie, garden expert and historian, in a guided walking tour of Powerscourt Gardens and the wider landscape beyond in County Wicklow on 4th of May at 11am.

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  • Hear stories behind the creation of one of the world’s greatest gardens; the amassing of its collection of ancient Roman and Greek statues and German, English, Italian and French art works. Learn about the themes of the works and how they came to be located in Wicklow.
  • Discover the secrets of its design and of the lives of talented architects, builders and gardeners who made it all possible.
  • Learn about how the garden and house were used in the past
  • Find out about the owners and their contributions to Ireland and the world, including the modern games of golf and tennis and the shaping of Irish identity and landscape.
  • Marvel at the rich plant life, find out about its skilful use and discover the world famous collection of rare and beautiful trees.

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The cost of the event is included in the entry price to Powerscourt Gardens and is free for Powerscourt members. To book tickets visit, www.powerscourt.com/events.

John Ducie is a professional Horticulturist, garden historian and landscape designer. He is a past President of the European Network of National Heritage Organisations and a past Chairman of the Heritage Gardens and Designed Landscapes Committee for Ireland. He was a founder of both The Tree Council of Ireland and the Irish Garden Plant Society. He is a Failte Ireland Approved National Tour Guide and a member of ATGI.  He has known and loved Powerscourt for more than 50 years, met the last Viscount to live there and was in the house before the great fire of 1974.

 

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