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In an Irish Country Garden

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Full title: Wicklow Work of Art: superlative garden of Irish plantswoman June Blake

Creator / Author: Jane Powers; photography by Carole Drake

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 6p

Journal Information: The Garden, Volume 141, Part 9, pp. 68-73, editor, Chris Young.

When Published: September 2016

Publisher / Place of Publication: RHS Media / Churchgate, New Road, Peterborough PE1 1TT, England

About: The Garden is the title of the monthly magazine of The Royal Horticultural Society and has been published since 1871. This article is the cover story feature of the September 2016 issue and describes what the magazine calls “a contemporary and plant-filled country garden, influenced by the surrounding rural landscape”.

ID number(s): 0308-5457

WW Connection #1: June Blake’s Garden is located in Tinode in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Includes numerous colour photographs and a plan of the garden.

Extra #4: Link to the Publisher’s website

Extra #5: Link to June Blake’s website

Hat-Tip: To photographer Carole Drake who produced the image featured on the cover above. Link to Carole’s website at www.caroledrake.com

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Gardens of Ireland

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Full title: The Irish Garden

Creator / Author: Jane Powers, with photographs by Jonathan Hession

Item Type / Page count: Book / 400pp

When Published: April 2nd, 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: Frances Lincoln Limited / 74-77 White Lion Street, London N1 9PF

About: This is a grand book of the coffee-table variety which has received glowing reviews everywhere. In its 400-page extent, the author visits over forty of Ireland’s most beautiful gardens. These range from demesnes attached to ‘Big Houses’ to those of a more modern and intimate nature. Of the gardens visited and gloriously photographed, seven are located in County Wicklow and two of those are in West Wicklow.

ID number(s): 9780711232228

Contents: Preface — Introduction – [Grand Big Gardens] Bantry House, Co. Cork — Mount Stewart House, Co Down — Birr Castle, Co. Offaly – Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow — Killruddery, Co. Wicklow – [Romantic Interludes] Altamont, Co. Carlow — Mount Usher, Co. Wicklow – [Taming the Wilderness] Caher Bridge Garden, Co. Clare — Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway — Ilnacullin, Co. Cork — Rowallane Garden, Co. Down — Glenveagh, Co. Donegal – [Painting with Plants] Mount Congreve, Co. Waterford — Talbot Botanic Gardens, Malahide, Co. Dublin — The Dillon Garden, Dublin — Hunting Brook, Co. Wicklow – [Lovely Day for a Walk] Woodstock, Co. Kilkenny — Tullynally, Co. Westmeath — National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, Co. Wicklow – [A Few Follies and Fancies] Belvedere, Co. Westmeath — Kilfane Glen and Waterfall, Co. Kilkenny — Corke Lodge, Co. Wicklow — The Japanese Gardens, Co. Kildare — National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin — Tropical Ravine and Palm House, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, Co. Antrim – [Fields of Dreams] June Blake’s Garden, Co. Wicklow — Salthill House, Co. Donegal — The Bay Garden, Co. Wexford — Lakemount, Co. Cork — Ardcarraig, Co. Galway – [Paradises Reinvented] Oakfield Park, Co. Donegal — The Master’s Garden, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin — Kells Bay Gardens, Co. Kerry — Heywood, Co. Laois — Glenarm Castle Walled Garden, Co. Antrim – [Good Enough to Eat] Ballymaloe Cookery School, Co. Cork — Glebe Gardens, Co. Cork — Dunmore Country School, Co. Laois – The Gardens: contact information – Select bibliography and sources – Index — Acknowledgements.

WW Connection #1: Hunting Brook Gardens, Lamb Hill, Blessington is described and pictured on pages 184-191.

WW Connection #2: June Blake’s Garden, Tinode, Blessington is described and pictured on pages 286-299.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Contains 250 large colour photographs.

Extra #4: Link to the Publisher’s website.

The Garden of Ireland’s Top Gardens

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Full title: The 100 Best Gardens in Ireland

Creator / Author: Shirley Lanigan

Item Type / Page count: Book / 275pp

When Published: 2011

Publisher / Place of Publication: Liberties Press / Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylor’s Lane, Dublin 8

About: This is the author’s personal selection of the 100 Best Gardens in Ireland. Of this 100, seven are located in County Wicklow and 3 of those are in West Wicklow. Apart from multi-page descriptions of the gardens, useful information on directions, opening hours, facilities etc. is included. Overall, this is a lovely guidebook for tourists and green-fingered natives alike. Gardens in West Wicklow that are described are (1) June Blake’s Garden, Tinode, (2) Hunting Brook Gardens, Lamb Hill, Blessington and (3) Patthana Garden, Kiltegan Village.

ID number(s): 9781907593161

Contents: Introduction – Leinster – Munster – Connaught – Ulster – Acknowledgements.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Contains numerous colour photographs.

Extra #4: Link to the Publisher’s website.

Extra #5: Also available in a compact edition: The Pocket Guide to the 100 Best Gardens in Ireland

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