There were few envelopes that arrived through the post that brought as much joy to my mother as a catalogue from a certain well-known garden shop. The eagerly awaited issue, packed with glorious flowers and shrubs as well as fruit and vegetable seeds was a cornucopia of delight for an avid gardener. In the depths of winter as rain pelted the windows, hours were spent pouring through the pages, envying the sheltered inland gardens that could nurture the delicate blossoms advertised within those pages, then choosing the hardy flora that might have a chance of survival in the exposed windswept coastal garden around our home. That seed order brought a delightful anticipation of spring, of days that would be spent in the garden.
Not being the committed gardener my mother was, my own gardening exploits have not been so well-planned. However today, on a wet and windy afternoon in February, I find myself online browsing through the websites and social media pages of the garden centres on Wexford Garden Trail with ideas of improving my own garden this year. Now is the perfect time to start planning.
This is the time of year to plan ahead and order your seeds. Despite the current Level 5 restrictions that the COVID pandemic has brought upon us, it is possible to buy all kinds of bulbs and seeds here in Wexford. Newly arrived potato seed, packets of vegetable and flower seeds and much more besides. What’s more, it can all be done from the comfort of your own home. Each Garden Centre has different options available. Generally, orders can be made online or by telephone. In all cases, orders will be delivered. Contactless, keeping everyone safe. Below are details of five of the Garden Centres and Nurseries on Wexford Garden Trail that you can currently order from.
Springmount Garden Centre
Filled containers, colourful primroses and seed potatoes are just some of the seasonal stock that has just arrived at Springmount. Elaine and her team are operating a local delivery service under the current restrictions. You can place an order for delivery in one of the following ways:
Telephone: Leave a message on 0539421368 with just your name & number
A local delivery service will be operating within a 10km radius. The minimum order for local delivery is €20. There will be a €5 delivery charge. Local delivery orders over €50 will be free of charge. The team aim to deliver orders within 3 working days. Deliveries will be contactless and left at the front of your house.
Outside 10km of Springmount Garden Centre? Nationwide delivery provided through a courier service (excluding certain items such as compost & ceramic pots).
From February 20th for 2 Weeks Only, Kilmurry Nursery are running a special box offer. The team have picked a selection of plants for sun and shade and created two different boxes. Each box contains 10 plants and includes free shipping for €50.00. This would normally cost €73.00, a fantastic saving of €23.00.
The online shop features plants that are ready for sale in the Nursery. Plants are added to the shop as they become established. (Worth revisiting the website regularly to check for new additions!) Nationwide delivery service available.
Kilcannon Garden Centre
Kilcannon have a full range of seeds in stock plus all the accessories needed to grow your seeds. Contact Eoin and the team in the shop on 053 923 5514 to give your order and they will arrange to post it out to you. Check out their Facebook page for all the latest updates.
Telephone: 053 923 5514
Cois na hAbhann Garden, Home and Lifestyle Centre
Cois na hAbhann has a wide variety of spring bulbs, flower, herb and vegetable seeds available through their online shop. BBQ season is just around the corner so a browse through the BBQ section is a must while on this website. Cois na hAbhann deliver nationwide.
Beechdale Garden Centre
Renowned for stocking a wide variety of plants including many unusual varieties, Beechdale’s online shop offers and extensive choice of seeds, blubs and live plants. You can shop online at your leisure or contact the shop directly from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm on 053 9244 271. Delivery rates vary according to purchases and location. Details available here: Delivery & Return Policy – Beechdale Garden Centre
Telephone: 053 9244 271
One last word…
We look forward to being able to visit the Garden Centres on Wexford Garden Trail again in the near future. Enjoying some refreshments in the cafés too. For now, enjoy some online shopping and the prospect of beautiful blossoms in the months ahead.