COVID-19 UPDATE: The nursery will re-open to the public with social distancing restrictions in place from Wednesday May 20th with our usual opening hours of Wednesday to Sunday.

Over the past 20 years we have been growing and selecting a wide range of garden worthy plants to suit every aspect of your garden.

Combine a visit to our nursery in the old Victorian Garden of Tibradden with a scenic drive into the Dublin Mountains.


Mount Venus Nursery is a specialist nursery tucked away in the scenic Dublin hills overlooking the city. Over the past 20 years we have been growing one of the widest collections of hardy garden plants in Ireland. Most of our plants are home grown and exposed to the elements. Having such a palette of plants available at your doorstep is essential when designing successful and bio-diverse gardens. Our sales area, the old Walled Garden, is well structured from sun to deep shade which makes it enjoyable for you to stroll through finding the right plants for the right spots in your garden. Enjoy your visit to the Nursery.



The nursery will re-open to the public with strict social distancing measures in place from Wednesday May 20th, resuming our normal opening ours thereafter. This is a transitionary period in the nation’s easing of Covid-19 restrictions and the safety of our staff and other customers remains a priority. Please maintain all the social distancing measures you have become used to and accept that it will not be ‘business as usual’ for a while yet. Access will be strictly limited, and you may have to queue. Unfortunately, your visit will be a largely ‘hands-off’ experience as we cannot offer the same face-to-face advice as we would normally – we cannot look at plans or mobile phones etc. If you would like to show us any details, you can email them in advance. Again, this is something of a national experiment, but we look forward to opening and, with your co-operation, we hope to offer much of the same positive experience you’re used to. We would also like to thank all of you that ordered plants online during the lock down. This enabled us to continue to operate and to hold on to our staff. We are really looking forward to seeing you again.
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April 27, 2020

Trees, the ‘Backbone’ of our gardens

When planting a small garden it can seem counterintuitive to start looking at larger plants like shrubs and trees. But these larger woody plants form the backbone of a garden and, used creatively, change and expand the space by drawing the eye in new directions. Using height to bring dynamism and texture to a space, especially in winter. Using a canopy to frame a view or borrow a surrounding landscape. Or intentionally blocking a view to interrupt your gaze and force you to look around it to other vignettes can massively expand how big a garden feels.

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A unique gift for your garden enthusiastic friends or family, or anyone who might enjoy a visit to the nursery to pick out a selection of plants from our huge variety of trees & shrubs, climbers, bamboo and perennials.

To order one or more vouchers, please include the money amount per gift voucher and use our Contact Us form to add details. We will post the vouchers to you or your recipients.

Or call or email: 01 4933813 –  [email protected]


Japanese maples count as the most valuable and garden-worthy trees and gardeners have being cultivating them for over 300 years. Japanese Maples are attractive in every season. The fresh new foliage in spring remind of endless little hands opening up and followed by the beautiful yellow-red, lime-green pendant flowers that later turn into wings. Through summer we enjoy the healthy canopy of leaves and the handsome growth habit. In autumn there are very few other plants that can beat the intensity of colors, from yellows, through oranges and scarlets.

Today we enjoy a vast variety of cultivars to choose from, selected for their exquisite growth habit, attractive foliage, brilliant autumnal colors and ornamental bark. The trees should be planted in well drained but water retentive soil, ideally raised on a mound, in sun or dappled shade. They will thrive and need little attention or pruning once you have the right variety to suit your garden, and only lightly prune in mid summer (July – August).

Our nursery is now well stocked with a broad selection of good varieties in various sizes.


A selection of gardens we have created and nurtured over the years


Examples of live planting schemes and a wonderful range of DIY planting schemes


Our nursery catalogue with over 1300 plants to get to know and choose from


Some winning show gardens at Bloom Ireland and at Hampton Court RHS


March – October:

Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

Open Sundays 1pm – 5pm

Monday & Tuesday closed


Mount Venus Nursery
Walled Garden
Mutton Lane
Dublin 16

Phone: 01 4933813

[email protected]

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