Welcome to the Johnstown Garden Centre Website
A Short History
John and Elsie Clarke founded Johnstown Garden Centre in August 1974, on a greenfield site in the quaint ancient village of Johnstown, Naas, Co. Kildare in Ireland.
There has been a village here since it was founded in 1170 by the Norman's.
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 37 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.
In August 1999 as we celebrated 25 years at Johnstown we were hosts to the World Congress of the International Garden Centre Association, with nearly 300 delegates from 16 countries attending.
In 2005, due to continuous expansion the Garden Centre moved in its entirety to a new site in Johnstown directly opposite the old centre.
A brand new Johnstown Garden Centre has been born.! This site is 6 times bigger than the old one and features a very exciting new building with very extensive plant halls with Ireland's largest plant selection and a bright airy shopping environment,a café and very extensive car and coach parking, quite unlike any other garden centre in existence today!
We were one of the first companies in Ireland to have a website and now we welcome you to our new full webshop.
Our aim has always been to be truely a Gardeners' Garden Centre.
Over 400,000 people visited us last year.
The entire garden centre is fully wheelchair accessible, with special parking bays and toilet facilities.
Delivery can be arranged for any items purchased.
This service is provided by local courier services at cost.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Laser Credit cards in store or online and you can also pay online with Paypal if you wish.
All items purchased carry a guarantee which varies with the item.
Johnstown Garden Centre sponsor the gardening slot on KFM Radio every Thursday morning all year round with Yvonne O' Connor.
Open Monday to Fridays 9am to 6pm,
Saturday 9am to 6 pm.
Sunday and Bank Holidays 11am to 6 pm.
Sat Nav Directions:
53 degrees N, 14.286 minutes
6 degrees W, 37.358 minutes
or in decimal for Google Maps enter coordinates
53.23790N 6.62340W .
Irish Postcode - Loc8 Code is : NX1-01-TZ7
Listen to a short History of Naas, supplied by KFM Radio
Lots to see and do in Kildare when you come. See more here and "Take the Grand Tour" in 2013