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Russborough House, Co Wicklow, walled garden crowdfunding.


 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:48 pm    Post subject: Russborough House, Co Wicklow, walled garden crowdfunding. Reply with quote

Small sponsors are being sought to bring the garden of Russborough House in Co Wicklow back to its former glory.

The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland, which is restoring the 18th century walled garden at the house near Blessington, has opened a crowdfunding campaign to raise money.

People can sponsor rose bushes, bricks, trees and even gardeners. In return they will get a certificate and their name on the label for the rose or tree.

A brick can be bought for €20, while a rose bush costs €50. A €100 donation will pay for an apple, plum or hazelnut tree, while €120 pays for a gardener for a day.

The gardening society aims to raise €75,000 through crowdfunding.





Read more here........ http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/campaign-to-restore-russborough-garden-brick-by-brick-1.1989644

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

visited this during the season and there is a lot of work to do on site, i think it needs permanent staff to manage the gardens, all this volunteer work is well and good but it needs coordination and some one to oversee it.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the stonemason working on those walls, good friend of mine, very talented. Well I say that knowing that he is definitely working on the wall restoration of a country manor estate in Wicklow, I am guessing that it is Russborough. It could be Kilmacurragh Arboretum either.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very worthwhile project. I visited the house years ago to see the Beit collection but that was long before the RHSI took an interest in the gardens. Now I've another reason to re-visit - and the paintings would bear a second look, too.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RE: RHS I see that they have new accommodation in Marley park as the old house has been done up.
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