For those of you in and around the midlands, I will be speaking at the Hay Festival Kells next Sunday 21st June at the wonderful Tullynally Castle with Thomas Pakenham, historian and tree expert extraordinaire, who will be taking a tour aroud his wonderful gardens.
IRISH DEMESNE LANDSCAPES, 1660–1740
Event 1 • Sunday 21 June 2015, 3pm • Venue: Tullynally Castle & Garden
The author of Irish Demesne Landscapes talks about the history and development of formal gardening in Ireland in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. She describes the people who created these gardens, the influences that affected them, the materials that they employed and the uses of landscape interventions.
Vandra’s talk will be followed by a tour of Tullynally Castle’s garden hosted by Thomas Pakenham, author of Meetings with Remarkable Trees, The Boer War, The Scramble for Africa and The Year of Liberty.
Photo by Thomas Pakenham