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 biodiverse 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 Mount Venus Nursery.

 

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Spring Plants

In the short window between the frosts abating and the deciduous trees leafing out, it’s the shady woodland plants who take centre stage.

Looking good in the nursery at the moment are, Lamium orvala, king false nettle, a dramatic foliage plant with big sting-less nettle-like foliage hiding rings of mauve flowers.

The delicate flowers of Epimedium belie its usefulness as a tough ground cover for shady spots around trees where other plants will struggle.

Dicentra spectabilis, or ‘bleeding heart’, offers arching sprays of heart-shaped flowers in pink or white, perfect for brightening up a part-shade site.

For real drama in a damp site, try Darmera peltata, an architectural plant with leaves up to 60cm across.

With these and many more woodland plants available, it’s easy to make your shady garden a spectacular place to be year round.

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Upcoming Garden Shows

Rare & Special Plant Fair

Sunday, 13th May 10am-5pm

Burtown House, Athy, Co Kildare

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, potting or DIY Planting Schemes from our huge variety of trees, shrubs 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]

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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.

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Gardens

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

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Planting

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

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Catalogue

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

Walk on Water, Hampton Court copy copy

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]

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Please look out for re-direction signs to Mount Venus Nursery when approaching Edmonstown Road R116 as it is temporarily closed.