Enniskerry - Powerscourt House (County Wicklow)
|Scott is the very first contributor to Redwood World of Giant Redwoods in Ireland, and he has submitted a fine collection that he found in County Wicklow.
He said that "all three types of Redwood are scattered throughout the grounds. Powerscourt House includes a row of around 20 Giant Sequoia overlooking the house and grounds consisting of about 5 or 6 'old' ones and lots of much smaller, recently planted ones. No doubt there's a few I missed. "
Scott recommends a visit to both Powerscourt House and Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens if we are ever that side of the Irish Sea, and we completely understand the possible overlooking of some trees, quite enevitable when there are time restrictions. Oh to be retired, so many Redwoods to see, so little time!
|An interesting plaque beside the Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) reads:
WAS PLANTED BY
ON MONDAY, JULY 10TH 1911
The Coast Redwood was classed as Taxodium sempervirens in 1824, then an Austrian botanist Stephan Ladislaus Endlicher renamed it Sequoia sempervirens.