A visit to the Botanic Gardens

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I know that we have visited the houses in the Botanic Gardens before but you know that you can never have too much of a good thing? The dates of the enormous greenhouses are easy to establish and the straw boater should help with an approximate date?

My apologies for posting late this morning but Morning Mary had some IT issues, mea culpa!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_01782

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    Carol Maddock

    • 16/Jul/2019 08:59:17

    What were those hoopy things for? Croquet for Giants?

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 16/Jul/2019 09:30:52

    "Keep off the Grass" (the horticultural variety)

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    • 16/Jul/2019 09:36:32

    Anti-kangaroo barriers?

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    • 16/Jul/2019 09:41:58

    I think that this is here (Streetview), meaning that it would be the Cactus (nearer bit), Aquatic (middle bit with the finials) and Fern Houses (further taller part) which at least in 2015 were undergoing restoration. There is a sign on the hoardings claiming that the existing Fern House dates from 1966, but it replaced an 1887 building. The Cactus house dates from 1890.

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    • 16/Jul/2019 09:54:22

    Reverse view with more anti-kangaroo barriers visible.

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    • 16/Jul/2019 10:59:33

    bizarrely I have posted a picture of Glasgow botanic Glasshouse today, the big wheel of life and coincidence

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    • 16/Jul/2019 11:01:01

    hoops, first attempt at poly tunnel but there was no PVC sheeting available then

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    • 16/Jul/2019 11:08:51

    The two lads on the benches turn up at least twice more, I don't know if they were French's kids, or whether they were random boys attracted by a real live photographer.

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    Luís Henrique Boucault

    • 16/Jul/2019 12:16:40

    Very nice shot! Well done!

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    • 17/Jul/2019 05:43:06

    If you like you can visit my photography blog at gatogatogato.ch/blog/

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    • 17/Jul/2019 06:28:24

    Excellent shot

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    Thea Prum

    • 17/Jul/2019 15:55:31


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    rich lewis

    • 17/Jul/2019 18:50:45


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    • 17/Jul/2019 22:48:30

    Some things never change.... and it's still beautiful.

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    • 18/Jul/2019 05:31:07

     Excellent shot! ;-)

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    • 18/Jul/2019 23:06:42

    Beautiful image. Congratulations on Explore.

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    • 21/Jul/2019 06:05:07

    Very nice!