Our Irish Wanderings

Belvedere House in Ireland

Ireland truly is a magical place. We've been back in the states about a week now, but our hearts still long for the rolling hills, enchanting woodlands, historic gardens and gracious people.  I was fortunate to have spent eleven days there with twenty amazing students and a fellow instructor who inspired us with her previous island visits.  

A highlight was a service project we did for Belvedere House and Gardens in Mullingar.  We had the opportunity to install a perennial border in an established Victorian garden...a memory that we will cherish forever.  We are so thankful to the staff for supporting us.

The images above show me at the upper lake in Glendalough, then our entire group after installing the perennial border, and finally the beautiful summer home at Belvedere.  Below are additional photos I took of our wanderings in Ireland.  


1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 | Belvedere House and Gardens, Co. Westmeath

5 | A sketch I created on the long flight across the Atlantic

7 & 8 | Bloomfield House, Co. Westmeath

9 & 10 | Powerscourt Estate, Co. Wicklow

11 | Irish National Stud, Co. Kildare

12 | Primula we saw blooming everywhere

13, 14 & 15 | Malahide Castle and Gardens, Co. Dublin

16, 17 & 18 | National Botanic Gardens, Co. Dublin

I want to thank those of you who live in Ireland and wrote me kind notes while we traveled. I wish we could have visited all that you suggested, but maybe that means we need to plan another trip! 


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