1850s Sizable Donations of Plants to University

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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).


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