Seamus O’Brien is Head Gardener at the National Botanic Gardens at Kilmacurragh. He is a veteran of many plant expeditions, author of In the Footsteps of Augustine Henry and always a great member and supporter of the IGPS.
In 2014 Seamus led an expedition of Irish horticulturalists and tree enthusiasts to the mountains of Bhutan and Sikkim, following the routes of early botanical explorers such as William Griffith, Joseph Hooker, Frank Ludlow and George Sheriff. His travels took him from tropical valleys to icy glaciers, to woodlands and mountain tops. Seamus will entertain us with his recollections of these adventures at this talk.