Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven, Retail Excellence Ireland’s Company of the Year 2016, 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 famous Rachel’s Garden Café.
Named after the entrepreneurial owner Rachel Doyle, the café’s philosophy is based on her commitment to the use of local produce.
‘Our chefs are proud that everything on the menu is made using the fresh local ingredients and where possible we grow our own herbs and seasonal vegetables.’
A particular favourite served in Rachel’s Garden Café is the beef braised in O’Hara’s Stout, which is brewed by the Carlow Brewing Company, only 5 km down the road. The delicious tempting desserts are all made on the premises and all of our customers’ special dietary needs are catered for with gluten, sugar or dairy free options.
Full Irish breakfast is served from 9am and the lunch menu is served from 12 noon offering an extensive range of soups, salads, daily specials and roast of the day and we also cater for afternoon tea. A full children’s menu is available with a playground and maze adjacent in the gardens to keep the little ones entertained. Full of ideas to recreate at home, the charming Inspirational Gardens are perfect for a leisurely walk after relaxing in Rachel’s Garden Café.