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    Natoinal Botanic Gardens

    Natoinal Botanic Gardens

    A new series on TG4 will, for the first time, give viewers a unique insight into life inside the countries National Botanic Gardens in Dublin city centre.  The series starts tomorrow night and shows the beauty of the gardens as well as the important work that goes on there. Matthew Jebb is the director of the gardens. He has been working in the gardens for 16 years but is director since 2010 which means he now lives in the actual Botanic Gardens.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-john-murray-show/programmes/2014/0106/496149-the-john-murray-show-with-miriam-monday-6-january-2014/?clipid=1388630
    The Health Benefits Of Trees & Other Plants

    The Health Benefits Of Trees & Other Plants

    Tom and Barbara Good from TV’s popular sitcom The Good Life raised chickens and goats in their back garden, they grew fruit and vegetables in their allotment and they generated their own electricity and made their own clothes. But I’m not sure if their self sufficient lifestyle stretched to eating trees? But apparently the health benefits of trees include chewing willow bark to suppress pain, and the alder tree has been used for bruises coughs and sore throats... Matthew Jebb is director of the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland in Glasnevin, and he joins Derek, Richard and Eanna to tell us ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/mooney/programmes/2013/0301/370253-friday-march-1st-2013/?clipid=1011173
    Molly Bloom Tulip Planted As Part Of Floral James Joyce

    Molly Bloom Tulip Planted As Part Of Floral James Joyce

    You might remember that in March this year we ran a competition in conjunction with the Dutch Embassy in Ireland to name a tulip, in honour of our lovely island. The winner, Mary McClure from Limerick, christened the tulip, Molly Bloom (Molly Bloom being of course a character from James Joyce’s Ulysses) The first bulbs of the James Joyce portrait are planted... Following on from that competition, the Dutch embassy had a bit of a brain wave. They thought "wouldn’t it be a great idea to have a portrait of James Joyce in tulips?". Yes, the great man’s portrait in ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/mooney/programmes/2012/1023/345963-mooney-programmes/?clipid=926550

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