Sourcing Garden Supplies

Sourcing Garden Supplies


APRIL 14 2020

It may be that you want to plant seeds for food, or flowers for supporting the bees and butterflies or you may want to buy already established vegetable plants, soil or gardening equipment. Here is the latest on what is available from garden centres in Cork. This information may change as time goes on, it is not an exhaustive list, we advise ringing the company in question if you wish to order anything. The main thing is that you can keep growing. Everything you need is out there and available it is just a case of accessing it.

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HANAKO: Inchigeela,Co.Cork



Instagram: @hanako.flowerchild

Phone: Klaus 087 454 2563 

Klaus Balz of Hanako horticultural farm in Inchigeela has a good selection of plants, including food and herbs for sale. Look up the site and e mail your order. Because the markets are closed you will be unable to buy directly from Klaus in Macroom or Cork but if you order on line by e mail or over the phone you can collect in Macroom on Tuesdays and in the Coal Quay on Saturdays. All of Klaus’s plants are organic.

IRISH SEED SAVERS: Scarriff, Co.Clare


Facebook: @irishseedsavers

Twitter: @IrishSeedSavers

Tel 061 921856/921866

Irish Seed Savers grow, conserve and distribute Irish organic vegetables seeds, grains and fruit trees, check out all their varieties on their comprehensive website. They run a very efficient mail order service. Latest advice from Seed Savers twitter account is that they are currently closed but will be open again for ordering seeds on May 1, they had to pause due to the backlog of orders.


Facebook: @brownenvelopeseeds

Tel 028 38184

Brown Envelope Seeds produce and sell certified organic vegetable seeds. The website may be closed temporarily due to a high backlog but there should be a note up explaining when you can order.



Facebook: @fruithillfarm

Tel 027 50710

Fruit Hill Farm is an online organic farm and garden supplies shop. They sell a big selection of organic vegetable seeds, as well as flower and meadow seeds and seeds for bees. They also have a comprehensive range of tools and equipment, soil and plant food, etc. For anyone looking for seed trays they have these and all sorts of coverings for food grown outdoors to protect from insects and slugs, etc. delivery costs €7.90 for 30Kg


Facebook: @futureforestsireland

Tel 027 66176

Future Forests is a great place for purchasing plants, shrubs, trees, flowers including bare root. They run a delivery service. This is currently what is up on their website:

OUR WEBSITE IS CLOSED AGAIN FOR ORDERS as we have  reached the limit of how many orders we can process for now.

We will post an update on facebook when the website opens up again for new orders or you can sign up for ‘back in stock’ notifications under any product and when the website reopens again you will get an automated email if the plants are in stock.


Facebook: @crookedbootfarm


Tel 085 830 0074

They hand raise cottage garden perennials, specialising in bee plants, pollinator attractors, herbs and edibles from their farm in Ballydehob and sell at local markets. They have vegetable plants, everything is organic they run a free home delivery for over €40 if within a reasonable distance from Ballydehob. They were coming to Cork on Wednesdays, this may have changed due to Covid 19, best way to contact them is through facebook.

KIERNANS GARDEN CENTRE: Douglas Court Shopping Centre

Facebook: @kiernansgardencentre


Tel 021 489 5202

This garden centre delivers free of charge if you spend €30 and are anywhere up to a 10k radius. They have a good variety of plants, composts, etc and are reported to have very good delivery service. Best way to contact them is via messenger or Facebook.



Facebook: @hanleysofcork

Instagram: hanleyscork

021 431 4464

Hanley’s is a garden centre with all the usual merchandise; soil, composts, fertilisers, seeds, bulbs, plants, shrubs, trees, tools, etc. In terms of growing food they have seeds but not vegetable plants, they do have herbs, fruit bushes, fruit trees. Hanley’s shop is closed but they are open for online deliveries. The deliveries are free of charge if you spend €50 or more. Take a look at the website but ring them or e mail to order what you need as not a lot of their plants, seeds, bulbs, etc is up on the website.

ATKINS GARDEN WORLD: Carrigrohane Road, Cork


Facebook: @atkinsgardenworld

Tel 021 493 3420

Atkins will deliver if you order online, cost depends on where you are but if you order over €100 it is free. They have a good range usually of vegetable plants ready for planting out, they don’t have all veg plants up on the website so if you are looking for something in particular you are better off ringing them. They have a good selection of bulbs, composts, plants, seeds, growing trays plus an extensive range of tools also. 



Facebook: @thepavilioncork

Tel 021 488 8134

The Pavilion Garden Centre has a comprehensive website with a lot of seeds itemised in particular, they do a virtual consultation if you are looking for advice. They sell the full range of shrubs, trees, flowers, plants, etc They recommend ringing with your order, you then pay over the phone and they operate a call and collect or will deliver free of charge (depending where you are) for €15 worth of purchases and over. 

HILLSIDE NURSERIES: Kilcoolishal, Glanmire, Co. Cork, T45 K449



Tel 021 435 4423

Hillside Nurseries sell mainly plants, shrubs, hedging, trees, including fruit trees. They have a certain amount of their selection on the website but you really have to call them or preferably e mail them to find out if they have what you are looking for. The shop is obviously closed to the public but they will take orders ideally by e mail or over the phone and you can collect at the gates at the bottom of their entrance in Glounthuane. 

BOTANIC HOME AND GARDEN CENTRE: Tullagreen, Fota Retail & Business Park, Co. Cork.


Facebook: @BotanicHomeandGardenCentre

Instagram: botanichomeandgarden

Tel 021 488 1010

This lovely garden centre run by Jodie is open for online purchasing, we advise you e mail them and wait for them to get back to you. They sell a great selection of plants, some herbs, trees, shrubs and much more…

CAREWSWOOD GARDEN CENTRE: Castlemartyr, East Cork.


Facebook: @carewswood

Tel 021 466 7760

Carewswood are a well known garden centre in east Cork and have a comprehensive selection of plants, shrubs, trees, herbs, fruit bushes, composts, etc and will deliver within a particular radius, give them a call or e mail them to make an order.

GRIFFINS GARDEN CENTRE:  Agharinagh, Dripsey, Co. Cork

Facebook: @griffinsgardencentre

Tel 021 733 4286

Griffins are a well known garden centre with a large selection of plants, trees, shrubs. They have a lot of videos on their facebook page and are very good on planting for bees. They are operating a call and collect service from Monday, April 14. The advice is to e mail what you want and they will get back to you to confirm they have your order. You pre pay, call to them and collect. They have a car park that has been redeployed into bays with sufficient space.

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