Darach Lupton

Darach Lupton graduated from the School of Horticulture at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland in 1998; including his placement year at the RHS Garden, Wisley (1996-1997). He then went on to study Botany at Trinity College Dublin, graduating in 2002. He remained at TCD were he completed his PhD in 2007. From 2007 – 2010 was back at the National Botanical Gardens of Ireland working in the herbarium as research botanist. In early 2011 he moved to the Sultanate of Oman, where for 10-years he managed the department of Botany and Conservation at the Oman Botanic Garden. 

Darach returned to Dublin in early 2021; he is currently the Curator of the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland. His interests include the conservation of the flora of Ireland and Oman, ethnobotany of Oman, and the promotion of botanic gardens and horticulture as essential tools in global plant conservation.