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Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art

Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art costs €10 and it's worth calling in to look at this!We’ve fallen in love with Aibítir, a recently published and beautifully produced catalogue of Irish Botanical Art. This special book really reflects the beauty of Irish plant life, and is a work of art in itself.

About Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art

Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art, has blossomed from conversations and connections between a community of botanical artists, gardeners and scientists. Supported and encouraged by the gardeners, scientists and library staff of the National Botanic Gardens, each artist painted one of a wide selection of native plants to illustrate the variety of plant forms and habitats on the whole island.

Beginning this journey, we set our sights high and hoped that we would in some way come near to achieving our goals. Our aims were to celebrate our native plants. How better than within the context of our unique Irish Alphabet reflecting the story of who we are. We set out to encourage and promote awareness of our native plant species, bringing their story to a wider audience. We also sought to provide a vehicle for the furthering of connections between the National Botanic Gardens and the fledgling Irish Society of Botanical Artists.

Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art costs €10 and it’s well worth calling in to leaf through this beautiful book!

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