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.


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.


During winter at the nursery we are busy planning for the new season. Our plants are grown outdoors and subjected to all the weather the south Dublin hills can muster. This leaves them a little behind their more pampered counterparts in February, March, and April, but ensures good hardy and tough plants ready for the rough and tumble of Irish gardens. Typically we would re-open to the public with reduced hours in February, weather permitting, with our traditional big opening Hellebore Weekend near the beginning of March. Obviously, with the current restrictions, this year might be different. Check the website for details of our spring opening and we hope to see you safely in 2021. You can still browse our online catalogue for mail order and check out our new introductions.

Looking Good

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

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January 16, 2021

Floral arranging in Winter

During winter when the nights are long and the days are dull and short, it helps to look forward to spring or to remember how colorful our gardens were the previous summer…..

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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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