THE POND AREA – NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDENS IN DUBLIN
The pond and nearby is the most popular with children especially as there is the possibility of seeing at least one of the five turtles who have decided that the pond is their “forever home”.
There is also a sculpture, designed by Charles Jencks, which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953. It is a gift to the nation from private donors. It demonstrates our growing knowledge of RNA. It is only recently that we have discovered that all life on earth, from microbes to plants and animals are all related to one another.
note: a young girl corrected me saying that the sculpture relates to RNA rather than DNA and I was in not in a position to argue
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