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Irish contributions to Curtis’s Botanical Magazine

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- Free

**Due to the current situation regarding
COVID-19 (Coronavirus),
this talk has been cancelled**

Join Seamus O’Brien, Head Gardener at the National Botanic Gardens, for this free Sunday lecture at the National Gallery of Ireland, part of a series of events in the gallery to mark their exhibition Drawn from Nature: Irish Botanical Art.

Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, affectionately known as Bot. Mag., was founded by William Curtis in 1787, combining scientifically accurate portraits of plants with botanical and horticultural descriptions. This much esteemed periodical still provides accurate details of newly introduced and rare plants using botanical art for visual description, often with stunningly beautiful results.

In this lecture, Seamus O’Brien will trace the history of how, for over two centuries, Irish gardens and botanical artists have contributed to the world’s longest running botanical journal.

paining of dandelion by william curtis

William Curtis, Flora Londinensis (detail), 1777-1798. © The Board and Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew