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Why Armagh?

In order to relate the phenological data with climate change, it is essential that a nearby meteorological station exists which can provide information on local environmental variables such as precipitation, temperature, sunshine and humidity. The Armagh Observatory, which has the longest climate record in Ireland and one of the longest in the UK, is therefore a prime location for such a garden. The establishment of such a garden in Armagh will provide a valuable addition to the current Irish network, and in association with exhibits in the Observatory and the Armagh Planetarium and Eartharium will highlight the importance of climate change, how it has occurred throughout geological history and how it continues to affect our environment.