The National Botanic Gardens in Dublin were established in 1795, funded by the Royal Dublin Society, initially to promote a scientific approach to agriculture and then in pursuit of botanical knowledge. Richard Turner the great Dublin iron-master had already supplied an iron house to Belfast Gardens, and he persuaded the RDS that such a house would be a better investment than a wooden house.
It is one of these iconic curvilinear glass houses that can be seen in the background of Martina's botanical scene. Screen-printed on Irish linen in a deep teal colour, this limited edition print is one of 100, framed with a satisfyingly wide white mount, signed and numbered.
The image measures 20cm x 20cm, with the mount it measures 50cm x 50cm