COVID-19 UPDATE: In line with the October 2020 Covid-19 restrictions, the nursery is closed for the season a little earlier than usual. We will re-open in Spring 2021. Check back soon for 2021 opening hours and events.

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.

ABOUT OUR NURSERY

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.

Job Offer

We are looking for a full-time member of staff to work in our plant propagation area. You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of our perennial production, propagating hardy perennials from cuttings, seeds, and division, as well as stock maintenance and organisation. You may also occasionally work in our retail area, surving customers and restocking the sales benches.

Ideally you will be an experienced horticulturist with an existing working knowledge of perennial plants and plant propagation who can hit the ground running. An enthusiasm for plants is essential. We look forward to hearing from you.

LOOKING GOOD

October is our final month before we close for the Winter and is a great time to make preparations for your garden in 2021. Spring and summer-flowering perennials can be planted and cut back to establish well for next year, while late flowering perennials and grasses, especially Asters, are just building to their peak and will look good right into winter when their seed heads will catch the low morning light resplendent with spiderwebs and dew. October is of course also the time when the trees being to turn, and we have beautiful Japanese maples and interesting specimen trees to make the most of Autumn.

In line with the October 2020 Covid-19 restrictions, the nursery is closed for the season a little earlier than usual. We will re-open in Spring 2021. Check back soon for 2021 opening hours and events.

Looking Good

We’re posting some photos and information on what’s great looking now.

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PLANT ADVICE

November 6, 2020

Perennials for Autumn and Winter – the beauty of seed heads.

Tidy. It’s a word which has crept from the home into the garden with such subtlety that we scarcely think about it, but a word which can deny your garden of up to 6 months interest as we ease into winter…..

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GARDEN DESIGN GALLERY

GIFT VOUCHER

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

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.

GARDENS

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

PLANTING

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

CATALOGUE

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

SHOW GARDENS

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

OPENING TIMES

March – October:

Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

Open Sundays 1pm – 5pm

Monday & Tuesday closed

OUR ADDRESS

Mount Venus Nursery
Walled Garden
Mutton Lane
Rathfarnham
Dublin 16

Phone: 01 4933813

[email protected]

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