COVID-19 UPDATE: The nursery will be open to the public from Saturday 27th February 2021 on for our usual opening hours. Please be aware of social distancing guidelines when visiting us and wear face masks.

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.

LOOKING GOOD

Ongoing lockdown restrictions mean our traditional Helleborus Weekend is unlikely to go ahead, but our greenhouse is already full of wonderful flowering Hellebores. Rather than miss out on this year’s blooms, and in line with restrictions, we are making these beautiful plants available online. Click on the Helleborus tab in the “Shop” menu to visit the page. Due to their delicacy, these will be available for delivery in the Dublin area only or collection from the nursery by arrangement.

Looking Good

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

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PLANT ADVICE

February 13, 2021

Bulbs

Bulbs are underground fuel cells that allow certain plants to survive adverse conditions. The cold of winter and the heat of summer can both cause bulbous plants to retreat back into the soil using energy gained through their sometimes short growing seasons to tide them over until conditions become more favourable.

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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 – 5pm

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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