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Examples of Garden Centres


Each of our four Garden Centres offers a wide selection of quality gardening and lifestyle products backed up by knowledgeable, helpful staff. Our customers trust us to help them make important gardening choices and we repay them with dependable, jargon-free advice and excellent product guarantees.

A guaranteed gardening and lifestyle experience, Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven, is a family run business. With dedication, enthusiasm and passion for the business we have established ourselves as one of Ireland’s leading garden centres.

Griffins is a destination garden centre started over 32 years ago from a green field site in scenic Dripsey, Co. Cork (15 mins from Ballincollig & Blarney). It is now one of the most awarded and successful garden centres in the country, winning Garden Centre of the Year three times as well as Retail Excellence Ireland and Gael-Taca awards.

The current Orchard Home & Garden site was once part of the vast St. Wolstan’s estate. Originally, the site housed a five acre walled Victorian orchard which provided fresh fruit and vegetables for the larger houses on the estate. Surrounded by tall, brick-built wall incorporating an ingenious system for protecting delicate plants from the frost damage, there are still hearths to be seen in the remaining original walls where fires where lit, from which hot air flowed through special air cavities, warming the bricks and radiating heat out over the orchard.


Established in 1987, we are a family owned and operated Tree and shrub Nursery managed by Laura Shaw. Here at Longford Nurseries and Garden Centre we pride ourselves on offering a personalised service to all our customers.

We are a well established, well known, family run business, having been on our present site since 1990, with a reputation for value, convenience and quality. Set in an attractive rural setting we are easily accessible just off the N30 south of Enniscorthy.

John and Elsie Clarke founded Johnstown Garden Centre in August 1974, on a greenfield site in the quaint Norman village of Johnstown, Naas, Co. Kildare in Ireland. The Centre has continued to expand, most recently in 2013 and 2014 and now comprises Ireland’s largest plant selection and Garden Store in a bright airy modern shopping environment, a 200 seat café and Café Gardens and very extensive car and coach parking.

Fernhill Garden Centre is a family run business that was established in 1978 by the Reid Family. It has developed and grown rapidly in the past 10 years to become recognised as one of Ireland’s leading Garden Centre and Landscape Contractors. Fernhill Prides itself on quality and value of its services and product range with exceptional attention to detail in delivery of these services.