The National Botanic Garden records from 1852 show donations of plants to Galway University.
- November 12, 1852, 528 plants were sent to the President, Queen’s College Galway.
- November 2, 1852, 340 plants were sent to Queen’s College Galway
One could suggest that some of these plants now from part of the tree collection around the Quad. I will investigate this matter further and see if the Botanic Gardens can shed any light on what was sent back then.
(Source: Dr Mary Forrest, UCD).