Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Orangery

During the recent National Heritage Week we took the opportunity to visit Killruddery House and Gardens, home to the 15th Earl of Meath in  Bray, Co Wicklow - well, they were offering visitors free entrance to the gardens that day!

So, here we feature The Orangery, designed and built by the Scottish architect William Burn in 1852.  According to Killruddery's website, 'the original glass dome was the work of Richard Turner who designed the curvilinear range at the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin and at Kew Gardens in London'.

The Orangery, which was restored in the year 2000, has a collection of classical marble statues gathered in Italy between 1830 and 1850.

Tomorrow, we take a stroll in the gardens.

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