John and Elsie Clarke founded Johnstown Garden Centre in August 1974, on a greenfield site in the quaint Norman village of Johnstown, Naas, 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, as we celebrate over 40 years in Business.
The Centre has continued to expand, most recently in 2013 and 2014 and now comprises Ireland's largest plant selection and Garden Store in a bright airy modern shopping environment, a 280 seat café and Café Gardens and very extensive car and coach parking. The entire Garden Centre is fully wheelchair accessible, with special parking bays and toilet facilities.