COVID-19 UPDATE: The nursery is open for our usual opening hours. Please be aware of social distancing guidelines when visiting us and wear face masks.
If you’re reading this you’ll know that the pandemic has led to an unprecedented interest in gardening and many people are necessarily ordering online. As we’re now open to visit within the travel restrictions, we’re very busy and online orders are taking longer than we’d like to fulfill. As such we have closed the site to new orders until we’re back up to date. This will take about 2 weeks (as March 20th). We hope this doesn’t leave you stuck and we can accept orders again soon. All existing orders will be honoured and you can contact us by phone or email with questions.
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.
Spring may technically start in March, but now it’s April things are finally starting to get going in the garden. The Japanese maples are leafing out, the Magnolias are starting to explode into flower, and the shady perennials are carpeting the ground under deciduous trees before the leaves fill in above. There is a lot to see right now. Now is also a good time to think about summer perennials, as planting them now should ensure a good performance this year, and better than planting them in flower later.
We’re posting some photos and information on what’s looking great now.
February 13, 2021
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