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Curvilinear Range in National Botanic Gardens

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In 1790 the Irish Parliament granted funds to the Dublin Society (now the Royal Dublin Society), to establish a public botanic garden. In 1795, the Gardens were founded on lands at Glasnevin...

...brief history of the Gardens on official site

Curvilinear Range is a beautiful long, low range of glasshouses built of iron and with a distinctive, curved roof. This style and method of construction was promoted by the celebrated Dublin iron-master Richard Turner, and he was instrumental in having this range erected and was largely responsible for its design. In the 1990s it was fully restored by the Office Of Public Works, with particular care being taken to restore the building faithfully in all its facets.

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