Wednesday, 9 January 2013

James Joyce in Bloom with help of Limerick National School!

James Joyce in bloom!

Next spring, when the bulbs bloom at the National Botanic 
Gardens, they will reveal a portrait of James Joyce six 
metres across made with 23,000 tulip and grape hyacinth bulbs.
Dutch experts worked alongside the staff of the Botanic 
Gardens to build the portrait over four days, jointly 
sponsored by the National Botanic Gardens, the Irish 
Museums Trust, James Joyce Centre in Dublin with the
 support of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the 
Gaeltacht, Beechill Bulbs from Co. Offaly, 
Jac. Uittenbogaard & Zonen from the
 Netherlands and the Embassy of the 
Kingdom of the Netherlands.
A planting ceremony of the first tulip bulbs took place
 with the Dutch Ambassador Paul Schellekens and
 local school children from Scoil Mobhi primary 
school in Glasnevin Dublin and also from 
Saint Michael's National School in Limerick.

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