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Arboretum Your Home & Garden Heaven

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Address: Kilkenny Road, Leighlinbridge, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 59 972 1558
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09:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Welcome to Arboretum Your Home and Garden Heaven Commitment to excellence...

Welcome to Arboretum Your Home and Garden Heaven Commitment to excellence in customer service, high quality products, unbeatable choice and value for money has earned the Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven the coveted title of National Company of the Year 2016 by Retail Excellence Ireland. Based in Co. Carlow on a ten acre site, this family run business is a complete shopping experience with a Five Star award winning garden centre plus interior furnishings, a kitchen Store, fashion outlet, pet zone and home to the award winning Rachel's Garden Café. The Arboretum has also attracted other well-known brands to the centre joining forces with the Edinburgh Woollen Mill and ISE Garden and Forest Equipment which adds to its offering. An entire day can be devoted to just visiting the Arboretum so take some time out and relax with friends and family in the famous Rachel's Garden Café and treat yourself to some of its signature dishes made with the very best local Irish produce. The delicious tempting desserts are all made on the premises and customers' special dietary needs are catered for with gluten, sugar or dairy free options. There is a full children's menu with a playground and maze adjacent in the gardens to keep the little ones entertained. A trip to Arboretum is like no other so pop in store today We look forward to welcoming you!

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Myself & my family often visit everyone enjoys the visit my mum in her 70's my children 7&8 even my husband loves to have a walk around beautiful flowers & plants mouth watering... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jj19762508
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Newbridge, Ireland
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Newbridge, Ireland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself & my family often visit everyone enjoys the visit my mum in her 70's my children 7&8 even my husband loves to have a walk around beautiful flowers & plants mouth watering food fantastic craft shop clothes shop a bit of everything under one roof even a playground well worth a visit

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Thank jj19762508
Arboretum_Team, Manager at Arboretum Your Home & Garden Heaven, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven and writing a review. Arboretum offers something for everyone, young and old and promises a great day out for the whole family as you mentioned. Delighted you enjoyed your day with us and we look forward to welcoming you and your family soon. More 

Kildare, Ireland
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard good things about this place and decided to visit on Easter Sunday. Was very busy when we arrived but the queue of people was moving steady. Lots of choices, roast lamb and beef on the menu, as well as self service for soup and a salad bar. Choice of scones if going for something lighter. We went for the... More 

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Thank michelleoconnor23
Arboretum_Team, Manager at Arboretum Your Home & Garden Heaven, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven and for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted we were recommended to your for a visit. Even on busy days like Easter Sunday our team works tirelessly to cater for all ensuring an enjoyable visit. We have an extensive food offering something for everyone as you eluded... More 

New York City, New York
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Cafe,breakfast was very good and priced right.the garden center and shops have lovely gift and garden ideas.the cafe was clean,however more staff is needed to clear tables quickly. Good place for families to visit with children and the garden walk is lovely.did not indulge in any baked good but will be back to try them as they looked delicious.

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Thank Jeannie K
Arboretum_Team, Manager at Arboretum Your Home & Garden Heaven, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven and taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your breakfast with us. We are a family business so accommodating families and letting them enjoy their visit is important to us which is why we have the inspirational gardens to explore, the pond, maze and indoor and... More 

Bangor, N Ireland
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108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tend to buy my plants from a nursery because they are much cheaper and usually better looked after, but my wife likes garden centres because of the whole sideshow of knick-knack stores and coffee shops that go along with the actual gardening stuff. She'd read about The Arboretum in a brochure so we decided to call in on our... More 

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Thank Cranley
Arboretum_Team, Manager at Arboretum Your Home & Garden Heaven, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven we are delighted you got to see the full covered plant area and the fantastic range and quality of plants we stock plus our extensive shop offerings. These are all hand selected to ensure the best quality for our customers which is what we have become know for which is why... More 

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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Arboretum for their afternoon tea which was fabulous with great friendly service! The staff were attentive but not intrusive and at €15 for 2 people (special offer this month) it was amazing value! We took a lovely walk around the gardens and did some shopping too. They have an inside and outside kids zone which we didn't... More 

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Thank Gillian H
Arboretum_Team, Manager at Arboretum Your Home & Garden Heaven, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven and for visiting. We are delighted you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea for Two treat and explored our inspirational gardens, which are a delight to stroll around after a delicious treat like afternoon tea. The Arboretum bathrooms have become quite famous so glad you spotted the unusual hand... More 

kildare ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice garden center to visit any time friendly staff and a lovely visit no matter what the weather Nice food or just for a coffee or tea Nice shop located in the centre

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Thank moverKildareIreland
Arboretum_Team, Manager at Arboretum Your Home & Garden Heaven, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Arborteum Home and Garden Heaven and for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time in-store and in our award winning cafe. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Plano, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place on our last trip and enjoyed it immensely. Beautiful plants and gifts and a Fabulous cafe!. ☆☆☆☆☆

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Thank aenPlano
Arboretum_Team, Manager at Arboretum Your Home & Garden Heaven, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your visit to Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven and discovered our destination store that does indeed offer beautiful plants and gifts. The cafe is incredibly popular due to its delicous home cooked food all sourced from local produce. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope you will come visit again soon! More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited your centre, and thoroughly enjoyed the products and overall atmosphere. However, this was ruined when I heard two male employees saying utterly grotesque sexual comments to a young female employee. I will not write them here, but they would most certainly be considered sexual harassment. I could see that the young woman was upset, yet she remained... More 

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carlow
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lunch there today with a group of friends. Good variety of food, very clean and spacious. Had chicken with tomato salsa, chips, carrots and mixed cauliflower and broccoli. Chicken tasty, CHIPS GORGEOUSbut the vegetables were cold (!!!) tepid at best. What a pity. Otherwise a nice lunch. A little more attention to detail and lunch could have been... More 

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Thank petalfaceCarlow
Arboretum_Team, Manager at Arboretum Your Home & Garden Heaven, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven. I am sorry to hear the vegetables at the time of your visit were not hot enough for your liking. We endeavour to ensure all our food is served piping hot and a member of staff would have been happy to get you a hotter serving to ensure everything was to... More 

Cork, Ireland
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Home and Garden Heaven designed with "ease of care" in mind, my kind of space. Endless ideas to take home with you. Terraced areas, beautiful "children's water feature" Must pop back in the Summer

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Thank Mause11
Arboretum_Team, Manager at Arboretum Your Home & Garden Heaven, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven and for visiting our award winning store. We strive to provide endless planting and shopping ideas to suit all tastes and budgets. We love that children can explore the inspirational gardens discovering our pond and koi, the maze and playground which is adjacent to... More 

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