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Johnstown Garden Centre

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Address: Dublin Road, Naas, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 45 879 138
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A Short History

John and Elsie Clarke founded Johnstown Garden Centre in...

A Short History

John and Elsie Clarke founded Johnstown Garden Centre in August 1974, on a greenfield site in the quaint Norman village of Johnstown, Co. Kildare in Ireland.

The company expanded rapidly and in 1980, sons Jim and Sean joined the firm and today manage the site jointly. John and Elsie are still involved on a regular basis but taking it a bit easier now after 40 years, both enjoying very good health!

The Centre has been the recipient of many prestigious awards and recognition during the years including "Garden Centre of the Year", and a 5 star quality award from Horticulture Ireland, the government agency responsible for Irish Horticulture. In August 1999 as we celebrated 25 years at Johnstown we were hosts to the World Congress of the International Garden Centre Association, with nearly 300 delegates from 16 countries attending. (They had a return visit again in August 2014, our 40th year!)

In 2005, due to continuous expansion the Garden Centre moved in its entirety to a new site in Johnstown directly opposite the old centre.

A brand new Johnstown Garden Centre was born.! This site is 6 times bigger than the old one and features a very exciting new building with very extensive plant halls with Ireland's largest plant selection and a bright airy shopping environment, a cafe and very extensive car and coach parking.

In 2013, the store size was doubled again and an expanded new Cafe with 250 seats was added making it a real destination centre for all the family.

We were one of the first companies in Ireland to have a website and now we welcome you to our new full webshop. Our aim has always been to be truly a Gardeners' Garden Centre.

The entire garden centre is fully wheelchair accessible, with special parking bays and toilet facilities.

Delivery can be arranged for any items purchased. This service is provided by local courier services at cost. We accept Visa and Mastercard, Credit cards in store or online and you can also pay online with Paypal if you wish. Over 400,000 people visited us last year.

All items purchased carry a guarantee which varies with the item.

Johnstown Garden Centre sponsor the gardening slot on KFM Radio every Thursday morning all year round with Yvonne O' Connor.

Open Monday to Fridays 9am to 6pm,

Saturday 9am to 6 pm.

Sunday and Bank Holidays 11am to 6 pm.

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Tasty food

They have a nice cafe, delicious food and staff is really nice and attentive, the products in store are expensive for garden so we enjoy a walk in the huge garden to admire the... read more

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Naas, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have dropped in here for lunch with family (kids 10, 13, 14) a number of times on weekends - and we love it. Food is great: hot counter, cold counter, and desserts. Typically about 5 hot dishes with veg/potatoes/rice. Cold dishes include wraps, quiche, and cold meats/fish - all served with selection of salads. Nice selection of desserts. (They also... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a nice cafe, delicious food and staff is really nice and attentive, the products in store are expensive for garden so we enjoy a walk in the huge garden to admire the flowers. Little paradise!

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Naas, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a beautiful lunch with my cousin Very clean Food nicely presented Spacious Staff friendly Will definetly return

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it is said that the New Cathedrals are shopping areas and this cathedral was packed to the doors for Palm Sunday. we stocked up on plants for the garden, a jacket and fortified ourselves with coffees for the 20 mile journey home. all in all a pleasurable experience. pity the toilets were out of order for a time though as... More 

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Thank you for your review! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Large garden centre with huge array of both indoor and outdoor plants, garden furniture,clothes,pet supplies etc. Large restaurant serving meals all day, plenty of parking.

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Thank clarelor
JohnstownGC, Manager at Johnstown Garden Centre, responded to this review

Cheers Claire! Thanks for taking the time to write a review! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Lovely garden centre, with seasonal shopping too. Carvery breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food is good but carvery, cost is ok, staff are helpful. I like going here for a browse and coffee. Small play area outside for very young children, lovely in the summer with outside seating too.

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JohnstownGC, Manager at Johnstown Garden Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the review! We really appreciate it! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

€15 for a Beef carvery is overpriced. Most other places charge between €12-€13 so I don't see the need for the high price. On one occasion my partner ordered the Turkey and it was gone off. The staff did change the did but nonetheless, it shouldn't have happened. Otherwise, the food is nice and there is a great selection of... More 

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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Lived it. Went to buy some summer bulbs for the garden and had a meal while there. Kids love the hot chocolate with their dinner. The food is delicious and they have some fantastic deserts. Not the cheapest place to eat but worth it. Abs we still got our bulbs to plant😀

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here with friends and babies. Buggy friendly with extremely good changing facilities. Tasty lunch and very good cheese cake for dessert. I only later spotted the savory scones which looked amazing so I will need to pop back to sample those too!! However it was very busy and there were very long queues to get a... More 

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Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

I was recently in looking for a bonsai tree, stopped into the cafe it was a very kind of commercial or school kind of feel, food was ok, it's alright if you there I wouldn't go out if my way to return

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