The Plant Collector is a 6 acre visitor friendly nursery dedicated to growing, sourcing and supplying high quality mature trees and a wide range of Irish grown perennials, shrubs, hedging, climbers and domes in Celbridge, Co. Kildare.
Our nursery was founded in early 2022 by Dermot Kerins of Outlook Gardens, with the purpose of providing the Irish trade and public with high quality, mature specimen trees and plants tried and tested to perform excellently in Irish weather conditions and Irish gardens.
The Plant Collector nursery stocks a curated collection of over 100.000 plants showcased and displayed in a beautiful, inspiring, garden-like setting.
All our plants and trees in stock have been individually picked due to their maturity, unique characteristics or excellent performance in Irish weather and soil conditions.
Our specialist, visitor friendly, production nursery gives our customers the opportunity to admire each unique plant and tree individually and to personally select the very ones that will be used in their garden.
Our team of professional horticulturists is always at hand to offer advice and guidance on planting combinations, design and planting.
We source our largest trees from the best growers in Europe, but we also have production areas in our nursery to grow our own hedging, perennials and shrubs.
Over the years, we have formed solid relationships with trust-worthy European growers that produce high quality, healthy trees and take special care in developing strong root systems.
We currently have in stock mature trees up to 6m tall and as old as 70 years old!
Our trees and plants are fertilised with high quality organic seaweed feed, and potted in fertile, 100% Irish and organic, screened and enriched topsoil mixed with compost. We regularly prune our trees & shrubs to maintain balanced, dense and well shaped crowns. Our largest trees are potted in Air-pots to ensure the health of their root systems.
All our trees and plants have their own plant passport and are properly specified with genus, species and variety or cultivar names. All size descriptions are true to size, meaning measurements are of plants excluding rootballs or pots.
At The Plant Collector, we are garden design experts always in touch with the latest design trends and ready to help you achieve the garden of your dreams. We therefore offer a design consultation service. Our head garden designers will visit your garden, discuss ideas with you, give you design advice and carry out a professional site assessment and follow up report.
We pride ourselves in offering exceptional personal service and professional advice on site 7 days a week.
Our expert horticulturists have over 15 years industry experience and are always on site to help you select the perfect trees and plants for your garden project.
Our two head garden designers Dermot Kerins and Kathryn Feely have over 20 years experience in their field and are both award-winning professionals ready to help you design and achieve a beautiful and impactful garden.
A professional team of landscapers, retail & sales assistants, marketing & content managers and adminstrators form the core of our team and help run The Plant Collector every day.
Our lovely Nursery also has its very own café. Hidden amongst the plants, it's the perfect spot to enjoy some specialty, locally roasted coffee, gourmet food and treats while surrounded by nature & wildlife. There are plenty of indoor & outdoor seating areas, such as a deck overlooking our pond, a patio area around the pond or a covered 26m polytunnel showcasing our garden furniture range.
We are also proud to supply other Irish horticultural, landscape and design professionals with exceptional personal service and the best quality trees and plants for their projects. If you are a trade professional looking for mature trees, hedging or quality plants, please contact us.
Our founder Dermot Kerins grew up in a plant nursery in Kenmare on the South West coast of Ireland. He studied horticulture in the UK and Holland and in 2010 he founded Outlook Gardens, a garden design & landscaping company.
With 30 years experience in the horticulture, garden design and landscape fields, Dermot and his team have collaborated with renowned garden designers, architects, public institutions and private homeowners to build outstanding award-winning gardens throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe, including two medal winning gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show (Gold and Silver-Gilt).
His passion for his work is realised in the many gardens built throughout the world, and with his new endeavor - making The Plant Collector Nursery come to life.