UCC Geology Garden

History of the Geology Garden

The Geology Garden, located outside the Butler Building on the North Mall Campus, was erected in 2013. Large samples, collected mostly from quarries, represent a broad cross-section of Irish bedrock geology, from limestone deposited in a warm tropical sea to a metamorphic rock that has travelled to the base of the Earth’s crust and back again. The garden is a resource for undergraduate teaching and is regularly featured in outreach programmes

UCC Natural Collections