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The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland at Glasnevin

If you're visiting Dublin, and you like botanical gardens, you should probably visit the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland in Glasnevin.

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Solanum crispum "Glasnevi"

Because the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland are in Glasnevin.

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"Blue Eyes" fuchsia

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"Nancy Lou" fuchsia

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"Paula Jane" fuchsia

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"Brown's Butterfly" Regal Pelargoniums

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"rosebud" Pelargonium

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The geranium

designed by Richard Turner, of Kew fame (but NOT crystal palace fame, that was someone else entirely), the ironwork buildings of Glasnevin feel identical to Kew.

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The geranium (1280p)

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Vivid colour

There was no nametag to tell me what this was, but it had a striking colour.

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Purple lupins

decidedly not-wolf-looking, though.

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tiny trumpets

I did not see a nametag for this.

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A colorful archway

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A closeup of colour

and a beautiful texture, too.

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Grey squirrel. Good for stew. Supposedly.

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A gnarled tree

Quite beautiful in an odd shape kind of way, and almost elephantine.

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I could not find a description or plaque, so there you have it.

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An almost tropical scene

This conjures images of the carribbean, with 18th century fortification and palm trees. While being neither.

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A couple of moor hens

Unfortunately, their nest was properly well shielded from prying eyes, so this was the best I could do.

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