Commitment to excellent 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 County Carlow on a ten-acre site, this family run garden shop 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 Cafe. The Arboretum has also attracted other well-known brands to the centre joining forces with the Edinburgh Woollen Mills and ISE Garden and Forest Equipment which adds to its offering. An entire day can be devoted to just visiting the garden shop so take some time out and relax with friends and family in the famous Rachel’s Garden Cafe 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 or visit www.arboretum.ie
FACILITIES: Toilets, large car and coach park, wheelchair accessible, cafe with wine licence, indoor and outdoor children’s play area, maze, inspirational gardens, toilets, free Wi-fi.
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.
GPS: 52.742832, -6.975890
OPENING TIMES: 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.