Club Outing – Iveagh Gardens

28 February 2024 | Club Outings

Tucked away behind the National Concert Hall is one of Dublin’s best-kept secrets; The Iveagh Gardens. In 1862, Benjamin Guinness leased these gardens to the Dublin Exhibition Palace to stage a Winter Garden Exhibition. The gardens were designed to showcase both French Formal and English Landscape styles. Today, under the expertise of the OPW, the gardens feature a variety of landscapes including the rosarium, parterres, a cascade, archery grounds and a yew maze.

Tuesday, the 27th February, turned out to be a beautiful spring morning when 11 of us, including some new members, gathered in the gardens. Blue skies, yellow daffodils and green lawns provided a peaceful backdrop to explore the photographic delights of the gardens.

Unfortunately, after about an hour, it began to rain which brought our photographic activities to a close and an excuse to sample the culinary temptations from the coffee shop in the nearby Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) and a welcomed opportunity for engaging conversations with members.

Some images (click on an image to open in full-screen mode) from the outing can be seen below: