summer talk about murdo mackenzie

Garinish Island GlengarriffThe last summer talk was held by the very sympathetic and engaged Dorothy Scott, niece of the late Murdo Mackenzie. She came all the way from Scotland to tell the history of Garinish Island through the eyes of her passionate head gardener uncle. She had spent many a holiday on the island when she was a young girl. Unfortunately she got no permission to enter the house which was the home for her uncle for many decades. Violet and Roland Bryce had lived in this ‘Gardener’s Cottage’ before, as the family’s plans of building a huge Florentine style mansion failed. It was built around 1912 – the same time like the gazebos at three corners of the Walled Garden.

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