Careers in Horticulture

Careers information on the many areas of Irish Horticulture

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Examples of Nursery Sector


We started to grow forest and hedging plants in the townland of Cappagh – which is about 4km to the west of Aughrim village – in 1967 where we still grow plants to date. In 1990 we acquired land at Tinnakilly, just outside the village of Aughrim on the main road to Dublin, where we further developed our nursery and sales outlet.

Flynn’s Nurseries & Garden Centre is proud to grow and supply an extensive selection of horticulture, which includes plants, trees, shrubs, hedging and more. All of our horticultural products are offered at a competitive price, with a delivery service available to customers based throughout Meath, Kildare and Dublin.


Rentes Plants is one of the longest running nurseries in Ireland, having been established on just two and a half acres back in 1979.

We specialise in the wholesaling of Colourful shrubs, trees, roses and climbers to the retails and landscape markets in Ireland and the UK.


Since the mid 70’s, Tully Nurseries has grown to become one of Ireland’s leading wholesale nurseries supplying landscape contractors, garden centres, DIYs and supermarkets in Ireland and the UK.

We grow, produce, and distribute over 10 million plants from 5 hectares of heated glasshouses near Swords, Co. Dublin.

We employ over 60 staff who works tirelessly to grow, design and produce the very best of nature’s colours to homes and gardens across Ireland.


Fána Nurseries is a wholesale, specialist tree nursery. Our business is located in the fertile Blackwater Valley on the N72 between Fermoy and Mallow in Ballyhooly Co Cork. We have a wide range of mature and semi-mature trees and hedging.

Annaveigh Plants Ltd, based in New Inn, Co. Tipperary lies just south of the heritage town of Cashel. It is run and operated by Irelands most experienced nursery team, who have a combined 80 years experience in the horticultural business. All have worked in many aspects of the industry in Ireland, Holland, Germany and the UK and together have a wealth of knowledge in the growing and supply of plant material.


We are a family run business who are very much inspired and influenced by previous generations of Nursery expertise. Mick Hennessy and his wife Bridget began the business in Kilfinane in the early 1900’s, they specialised in cottage garden plants and vegetables and sold their produce locally.
They branched out and developed what became a very successful wholesale trade supplying the newly established Garden Centre market which tended to be located close to urban centres.

The Irish Specialist Nursery Association was established to represent the smaller more specialist Nurseries in Ireland. The site gives an excellent list of smaller nurseries around the country.