Arboretum Inspirational Gardens

Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven, Ireland’s Store of the Year 2015, has created an exciting display garden to inspire the modern day customer. Helping visitors create their own dreams while showing them that gardening is both stylish and fun; this showpiece allows people to see that gardening can be enjoyed even with a busy lifestyle.

The concept behind this design was to create a garden that is easy to care for, is low maintenance and delivers endless enjoyment. Designed to inspire visitors on planting schemes and solutions, the garden offers endless ideas that can be easily recreated in gardeners’ own homes. Gardening today is closely related to fashion and trends and keeping this in mind we have used modern materials while at the same time not forgetting that plants are the core element of any good garden design.

In creating the new display garden we realised that children are an integral part of design regarding safety and fun. Keeping this in mind the team at Arboretum included a children’s maze which is a maximum height of 1 metre. This is located beside the terraced area of Rachel’s Garden Café. Families can also have fun in the play area or visit the friendly koi who live in the pond. A visit to the garden is a treat for the amateur or the enthusiast who will enjoy seeing the themed planting, use of colour, texture and form.

The team at Arboretum have developed a ‘Give it a Grow Garden’ which is designed to create a fully functional grow your own with fruit, herbs, vegetables and chickens. The garden is designed to be accessible and functional for wheelchairs and disability access. Tours of the Arboretum Inspirational Gardens and the ‘Give it a Grow Garden’ can be booked on 059-9721558


Under Covid 19 Level 3 Restrictions from 7th October 2020, please note:

Arboretum Garden Centre remain fully open to the public with Health & Safety precautionary measures in place.

Arboretum playground and inspirational gardens is open to the public.

Rachel’s Garden Café is open in the outdoor seating area under Covid 19 Level 3 restrictions, with take-away service available also.

Garden Centre & Shop Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm

Sunday: 11am to 6pm

No late opening on Thursday till further notice.

Arboretum Home & Garden Centre have allocated every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 11am for vulnerable and at risk customers.

Arboretum webshop is open as normal.

Please check the Arboretum website for further updates on Covid 19 restrictions at or email or phone 059 9721558 or visit Carlow Tourism Website.

Please continue to check the HSE website for further updates and continue to monitor our social media pages

Contact Details

T: +353 (0)59 972 1558


Old Kilkenny Road
Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow


Latitude: 52.742832 | Longitude: -6.975890

How to Find Us

From Dublin / Waterford take exit 6 on M9 motorway and follow signs for Leighlinbridge.

The Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven is 3km from exit 6 located immediately off the R448 at Leighlinbridge.

Alternatively visitors travelling directly from Carlow Town may follow the R448.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Bank Holidays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Toilets, large car and coach park, wheelchair accessible, restaurant with wine licence, retail store, conference facilities.