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Doolin Garden and Nursery

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Address: Ballyvoe, Doolin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 914 7725
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Contemporary garden of designer Matt O’ Connell with hidden sections or...

Contemporary garden of designer Matt O’ Connell with hidden sections or mini gardens, some of which are traditional. The garden surrounds an award winning house which was built in 1995 when the garden started. The variety of over 250 plants for sale in the nursery are propagated from plants in the garden so mature versions can be seen. All plants have been propagated outdoors and are totally hardy. Changes are being made to the garden all the time and due to the demand for shade loving plants a new shade section is in development to devote to these plants. Free admission. Donations to Doolin Rescue Service welcome.

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First-Rate Garden Centre!

We loved going to this garden center. The owner was extremely friendly and knowledgable and generous with his time. There was a great variety of plants. We loved the flower on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Jenny H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We loved going to this garden center. The owner was extremely friendly and knowledgable and generous with his time. There was a great variety of plants. We loved the flower on the fuschia procumbens. Matt, the owner, took the time to walk around with us and share his expertise. This was a great first visit--we will be back!

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Thank Jenny H
Matthew O, Owner at Doolin Garden and Nursery, responded to this review

Hi Jenny. Thank you for your lovely review. It made great reading for me as I am just out of hospital after my first bout of Chemo.It was lovely to meet you and to introduce you to the lovely fuschia procumbens among other things. Looking forward to meeting again.Matt More 

Celbridge, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

As I was getting married in Doolin, I thought it would be a nice touch to get a local person to do the bridal party bouquets so I contacted Mathew at the Doolin Nursery. We had a quick sit down at the nursery a few months beforehand when I was down visiting the hotel to go over what I would... More 

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Thank Orla M
hannahmolly2014, Owner at Doolin Garden and Nursery, responded to this review

Good morning Orla, Just came across your lovely review.Thank you so much for taking the time and promoting me .This was much appreciated and I am very glad the flowers went down well.You had such a beautiful wedding and I would like to wish you both years of happiness and good fortune. Thanks again. Best Regards. Matt More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely man in a lovely location.very knowledgeable on plants.anyone into plants should call in to see a lovely garden and see how to grow plants by the sea.

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Kilmihil, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

No summer in Co Clare is complete without a visit to Matthew O'Connell's garden and nursery. We were there on a rainy, windy Saturday but it didn't disappoint. The garden is looking better than ever. Matthew, in rain slicker, pointing out plants by their latin names and explaining how he makes compost, was a treasure. Stunning stone and iron sculptures... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Friday 22 July with our teenage children. It is an half acre garden mostly given over to flowering plants and shrubs, some of them rare and beautiful. My wife and I are not very knowledgeable about these things, but we know a nice flower when we see one. Matt O'Connell came to speak to us and was very... More 

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hannahmolly2014, Owner at Doolin Garden and Nursery, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave a review. It was lovely to meet you. I am always happy to have visitors of all plant knowledge levels. Thank you for your kind words, I am glad you enjoyed your visit and hope the rest of your Doolin trip was enjoyable. Kind regards, Matthew More 

Locust Dale, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This was disappointing. Really just a small nursery. Not recommended. It only took us 10 minutes to walk around. And, no one welcomed us.

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Thank Russell J
hannahmolly2014, Owner at Doolin Garden and Nursery, responded to this review

Hi Russell J, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of my Garden & Nursery. I am dismayed to hear that your visit was disappointing. Please excuse my not being there to welcome you, I run my Garden & Nursery on my own Tuesday - Sunday (I close on Mondays) and as you can appreciate am away... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Had a lovely morning in Doolin in Matt's garden on Saturday. Matt has a wealth of knowledge and is full of sound advice about plants and shrubs. The garden is lovely and we will definitely be returning for more plants! Thanks again Matt

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Thank Linda H
hannahmolly2014, Owner at Doolin Garden and Nursery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, I am glad I was able to advise you! Look forward to your next visit and to hear how your garden is doing! Kind regards, Matt More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We brought our art and biology students to visit the garden center to draw and paint the beautiful plants and flowers there. We were welcomed even though we just stopped by. We have come here several years and are always welcomed and enjoy the beauty of the gardens. It's a friendly place to visit.

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Thank Muriel M
hannahmolly2014, Owner at Doolin Garden and Nursery, responded to this review

What kind words, thank you so much for taking the time to say so. You are always very welcome, I look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Matt More 

Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We came across this garden by accident when we took the wrong road from Doolin back to our cottage. The plant we bought now has pride of place in our garden in the Staffordshire Moorlands. if we ever return to Doolin this will be our first port of call

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Thank Peter G
hannahmolly2014, Owner at Doolin Garden and Nursery, responded to this review

Sometimes taking a wrong turn can work out greater than any plan you could have made, I'm so happy to hear that this was the case for you. How lovely to hear your new addition is doing well across the pond. I look forward to your next visit and hearing more about how your garden is doing. You are welcome... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Been there many times. Fantastic 👍 good product. Helping and give information. Nice garden 👍car parking cafe and nice toilets.

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Thank Arvid H
hannahmolly2014, Owner at Doolin Garden and Nursery, responded to this review

Thank you Arvid, how kind of you to take the time to leave a review. I hope your garden is doing well. Look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Matt More 

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