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The Plants and Grounds of Maynooth College

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This is a history of the development of the grounds and a record of the flora of St Patrick's College, Maynooth, County Kildare. There has not previously been a systematic survey of the flora of Maynooth College grounds. It was felt that the occasion of the college's bicentenary in 1995 was a suitable time to produce the first such record. The present undertaking was started in February 1994 and competed in June 1995. Initially, it was intended to list the wild plants of the Old (South) Campus, but the scope of the project was enlarged to include those of the New (North) Campus and of the adjoining farm.
During the 200 years of the college's existence, the grounds have continually evolved. Considerable planting has taken place and some areas have been developed as gardens - flower, fruit and vegetable. Inevitably an institution such as Maynooth, with its seminary and universities, has had changing needs for recreational facilities which have altered the landscape. An account of these developments is given as a compliment to the floral survey. Topics of particular interest - Silken Thomas yew, the plants of St Joseph's Square and the fine hedges of the college farm - are considered in a little more detail as are field botanists of note who have visited the College lands.

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Author(s):
Lynne Bowering, Patrick A. Reilly & Peter Whittaker
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1995
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0707616271
ISBN-13:
9780707616278
Number of pages:
110
Publisher:
Stationery Office for the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Title:
The Plants and Grounds of Maynooth College

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This is a history of the development of the grounds and a record of the flora of St Patrick's College, Maynooth, County Kildare. There has not previously been a systematic survey of the flora of Maynooth College grounds. It was felt that the occasion of the college's bicentenary in 1995 was a suitable time to produce the first such record. The present undertaking was started in February 1994 and competed in June 1995. Initially, it was intended to list the wild plants of the Old (South) Campus, but the scope of the project was enlarged to include those of the New (North) Campus and of the adjoining farm.
During the 200 years of the college's existence, the grounds have continually evolved. Considerable planting has taken place and some areas have been developed as gardens - flower, fruit and vegetable. Inevitably an institution such as Maynooth, with its seminary and universities, has had changing needs for recreational facilities which have altered the landscape. An account of these developments is given as a compliment to the floral survey. Topics of particular interest - Silken Thomas yew, the plants of St Joseph's Square and the fine hedges of the college farm - are considered in a little more detail as are field botanists of note who have visited the College lands.

Author(s):
Lynne Bowering, Patrick A. Reilly & Peter Whittaker
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1995
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0707616271
ISBN-13:
9780707616278
Number of pages:
110
Publisher:
Stationery Office for the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Title:
The Plants and Grounds of Maynooth College

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