The Sensory Garden
Using all of your senses, explore the rooftop garden at the Chester Beatty Library on a sensory trail (which can be downloaded here) or simply relax and enjoy the beauty of this ‘garden in the sky’ in the heart of Dublin city.
The garden of the Chester Beatty is divided into a series of different surfaces: stone, hardwood, gravel and ornamental grasses. These lead from the door of the garden to a high point where a large silver birch becomes the focal point. The timber trellises around the garden’s perimeter heighten the feeling of enclosure and reduce the sense of exposure we normally associate with a rooftop.
There is an introduction to the plants found both in the museum and garden, you may be able to hear birds singing from the surrounds of the Chester Beatty or the rustle of pampas grasses in a light summer’s breeze. Other plants include wisteria, pine trees, agapanthus and bamboo.
Where & When
The Chester Beatty Library
Dates & Times
July 18th – 19th, 2019.
Drop in at Chester Beatty Library, during opening ours.
No booking required. Free Event. Drop In
Invite your friends & family
Make a date with the city. Invite, share and make some summertime memories together with your friends and family.