Dahlia moments over the Áras ha-ha

Ali Rochford finds out the storied history of the President’s gardens by taking a tour, which is open to all, of the sprawling 130-acre site

1st October, 2017
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Harp-shaped flower bed at the entrance to the Aras

On his rounds one day, Robert Norris, the head gardener at Áras an Uachtarain, came across something you would not expect to see in a garden – an Ostrich egg, right in the middle of the path.

Bewildered as to how this came to be, Norris eventually figured it out; it had been pilfered by badgers from the zoo next door and deposited along the Áras boundary. That’s the thing about the gardens at...

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