Strokestown House Park and Famine Museum
Installing a new exhibition in the gardens of Strokstown Park House and Famine Museum - Well what else do you do in the garden of Georgian house, beside the six acre pleasure garden with Victorian rose garden longest Herbaceous Border in Britain and Ireland.(according to the Guinness Book of Records), but dig a lazy bed and plant lumper potatoes. The Lazy beds were dug in the vegetable garden which is also home to the oldest restored Glass-house range in Ireland. The Lumper is the species of potatoes grown during the Irish Famine; as part of a project to reinvigorate the exhibition space in the museum it was decided to plant lumpers and document their growth, using traditional farming methods for planting
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