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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Woodstock Arboretum part 1 Reply with quote

Since the weather is more favourable for pic posting than gardening, there's a few shots from the famous arboretum in Inistioge Smile
the first lot was taken during the summer of 2007; 2008 coming soon Smile
Enjoy!

the River Nore Valley


the entrance area


The Noble Fir Walk (Abies procera




The Monkey Puzzle walk (Araucaria araucana)




towards the Rose Garden


carthouse


dove cote



the house


grotto





Winter Garden Terrace
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the proper River Nore Valley Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for letting us see your pics pannaannap. The Noble Fir Walk is unreal, like land of the giants. I didn't know anything like it existed in Ireland. A visit going in my diary I think. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome. I will try and add more pictures from other places soon. It's just a matter of finding some time to comb through my picture folders Smile
Woodstock definitely is a must-see one. Some of the tree specimens are supposed to be the biggest in Europe.
And the village itself is really picturesque as well.
The entrance fee isn't expensive either. you only pay €4 (as far as i remember) for parking your car, regardless of how many people there is in it Smile

P.S.
I agree about the Noble fir walk, it's just unreal!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are amazing images,Pannaannap. Inistioge is definitely going on my list too....thank you so much for showing us your photos. What is that beautiful tree at the entrance......the leaves look like ........ash leaves???
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely images, pic of the month is coming a calling I'd say...........
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive, I'm almost sure the tree at the entrance is one of the native oaks (judging by the habit). I don't actually remember checking what it was so i must have thought it was obvious at the time Smile It might be a narrow-leaved variety, looking at it now.
The leaves are just very dense and might look like compound ash leaves from the ditance.

Cooler, thanks for the nomination Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beautiful pictures, that nobel fir walk is something else , anyone give a guess how old it is.
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