Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

A 'Mr Garnier' provided the designs for the remarkable and extensive range of greenhouses at Kylemore Castle, Co. Galway, for Mitchell Henry circa 1871.(1) These were constructed of wood, with roofs by Cranston of Birmingham. The basis for identifying the designer of the greenhouse range with James Garnier, for whom see Ray Desmond, Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturalists (1994), 271, has not been firmly established.(2)



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(1) IB 14, 1 Jan 1872, 1; the greenhouses are illustrated in E. Malins and P. Bowe, Irish Gardens and Demesnes from 1830 (1980), 51, where they are incorrectly dated to the 1890s.
(2) There is no evidence in the account in the Irish Builder that Garnier had anything to do with the landscaping of the grounds.


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Building: CO. GALWAY, KYLEMORE CASTLE
Date: 1871ca
Nature: Greenhouse range. Roofing by Cranston of Birmingham.
Refs: IB 14, 1 Jan 1872, 1; E. Malins and P. Bowe, Irish Gardens and Demesnes from 1830 (1980), 51(illus.), dated wrongly to 1890s.