• Family owned
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Dog friendly
  • Home-grown plants

Welcome to Tom and Stephen's Enchanting Display Garden

 

Welcome to the whimsical world of Tom and Stephen's display garden, a delightful haven crafted with the expert direction of the legendary Carlow man, Diarmuid. Located in the heart of our garden centre, this enchanting garden showcases creativity, sustainability, and a love for nature's buzzing little helpers—the bees!

A Bee Made of Recycled Trolley Magic         

At the center of our display, you'll find a remarkable bee sculpture, crafted from a recycled trolley and brought to life by Stephen's skillful welding. Who knew a trip to the grocery store could result in such a masterpiece? This unique centerpiece not only highlights our commitment to recycling but also serves as a charming homage to the vital role bees play in our ecosystem. Plus, it’s probably the only bee in the world that won’t sting you but might carry your groceries!

A Pollinator's Paradise

Every plant in our display garden has been carefully selected to attract bees and other pollinators. From the vibrant perennials in the first bed to the lush ferns and grasses in the back bed, and the aromatic lavender and buxus in the side bed, our garden is a sanctuary for bees, butterflies, and a myriad of other beautiful wildlife. It’s like the Ritz-Carlton for insects, minus the tiny bellboys.

Perennials Galore

The first bed you encounter is a riot of color and life, filled with stunning perennials that bloom in a harmonious sequence throughout the seasons. These plants not only provide a continuous source of nectar for our buzzing friends but also ensure your visit is always met with a burst of floral beauty. It’s like a 24/7 buffet for bees—minus the sticky fingers.

Ferns and Grasses: A Tranquil Backdrop

Venture further, and you'll find our back bed, a serene haven of ferns and grasses. This area adds a touch of calm and coolness to the garden, creating a perfect backdrop that enhances the vibrant colors of the flowers. The gentle rustling of the grasses in the breeze adds to the garden's tranquil ambiance. Think of it as the garden's yoga zone—perfect for mindful meditation or a quick nap if no one’s looking.

Lavender and Buxus: Aromatic Elegance

To the side, the air is filled with the delightful aroma of lavender, perfectly complemented by the elegant structure of buxus. This combination not only appeals to your senses but also adds a touch of sophistication to the garden's layout, making it an ideal spot to relax and unwind. It’s so posh, you might expect the plants to start speaking with a British accent!

The Sound of Water and a Relaxing Retreat

As you wander through the garden, the soothing sound of water provides a constant backdrop, enhancing the sense of peace and relaxation. We've created a cozy seating area where you can sit back, enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, and let the worries of the world melt away. It’s the perfect place to sit, reflect, and maybe plot your escape from everyday chores.

Directions from Diarmuid

Under the expert direction of the great Diarmuid, we have designed this display garden to be a true masterpiece. His guidance has helped us create a space that is both functional and beautiful, making it a highlight of our garden centre. We like to think of him as the garden’s Yoda, guiding us with his green thumb wisdom.

Visit Our Display Garden

We invite you to come and explore Tom and Stephen's display garden. It's a place where the whimsical meets the practical, and every element is designed to delight both humans and pollinators alike. So, bring your sense of wonder and enjoy a day surrounded by nature's finest offerings.

Join us for a stroll through our garden, sit by the water, breathe in the fragrant air, and marvel at the intricate handiwork that makes our display garden a truly magical place. We promise, it’s more fun than pulling weeds at home! We look forward to sharing this special haven with you!