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. There has been a village here since it was founded in 1170 .
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!
The Centre has been the recipient of many prestigious awards and recognition during the years including "Garden Centre of the Year", and a 5 star quality award from Horticulture Ireland, the government agency responsible for Irish Horticulture. Read More >>