The magical world of ferns and other shade loving plants.

Delivery to Republic of Ireland now from €8.95, Northern Ireland €9.95. Free delivery throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland on orders subtotal over €100. You can also collect your plants from the nursery or plant fairs.

Yes, we offer mail order within the EU!

A family run Irish Bloom and RHS award winning specialist fern, hosta and shade loving plant nursery, based in Co. Waterford, we have a large selection of hardy ferns for sale, one of the widest selection of hardy garden ferns to buy online in Europe. We also offer over 40 varieties of Hosta. We also supply many other plants, expertly chosen for their garden worthiness and affinity with ferns in various planting schemes. There are also a few surprises as well!

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Recent customer comments:

Good morning Mike, Just took say plants arrived this morning all packed really well and in great condition. Thanks again
22/02/23 MM- Dublin

Recent 5 star Trustpilot review- click here for Trustpilot page
This is simply the very best mail order Fern Nursery! Everything about it is excellent. Wonderful plants clearly grown with great skill. Excellent value. Beautifully, lovingly, packed. Delivered in great time without and issue. Can't recommend it highly enough! Buy something from Mike you won't regret it!!!

"I LOVE getting plants from you!!! My order just arrived today. Thank you so much and 10% off future purchases! What's not to like? Thank you Mike!"
KR 15/02/23 - Wicklow

"Hi, Many thanks, I received the delivery today and everything looks great."
24/11/22 DC - Dublin

"Hi Mike, Just received my order..thank you so much for how well you packed my order .. makes a lovely change with online plants ! I will be ordering again no doubt in future..."
5/10/22 MM- Dublin

"Received my lovely plants just now and wanted to thank you for packaging them so well.
Arriv ed in perfect condition and as it is jolly wet today they are right a home already!! Thanks again for your great service"
28/10/21 DC - Co. Down

"Hi Mike, I took delivery today of my recent order, I have to say I'm very impressed with your service.
Very fast delivery time coupled with first-class packaging made this a satisfactory experience.
I look forward to using your nursery again in the near future."
25/01/23 CM - Armagh

"Thank you for my ferns, I am delighted with them."
17/10/21 MR - Co. Meath

"Dear Mike, Thank you very much for the lovely plants which arrived safely early this morning."
24/09/21 ME - Mayo

Recent 5 star review in Trust Pilot:
"I recently bought the dry fern collection, hosts and dodecahedron jeffreyi. Everything arrived quickly and the items were packaged with TLC and everything was in perfect condition on arrival. I'll definitely buy again. Thank you ??"

Recent 5 star review in Trust Pilot:
"Look no further than Shady Plants
Shady plants advised on ferns, described the features of each, sent photos of them and gave a planting plan. A complete service. Simply phenomenal and I can't praise and thank them enough."

"Got my plants...delighted with them. Excellent. May get some more!
16/04/21 AF - Kildare

"Thanks Mike and you staff, my order arrived this morning professionally packed and excellent condition, will be shopping again soon."
16/04/21 PM - Waterford

"Hi Mike, Just wanted to let you know that my order arrived a few minutes ago and I'm absolutely thrilled!
They were so well packaged and the plants looked perfect, thank you!"
15/04/21 CH - Co Meath

My box of ferns arrived, immaculately packed and just what I wanted.
I really enjoyed your RHSI talk the other evening, which inspired me to order from you and plant up a shady area in my garden with more ferns.
Thank you so much.
10/03/21 SO - Cork

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We are delighted to offer a range of gift vouchers. If ordering gift vouchers only please select "Gift voucher only" when prompted for delivery location.

The voucher will have a code which the user can use online. The code will be sent to you by email in the form of an image you can print out yourself to send on.
If you would like a personalised card send with the Gift voucher to your recipient then we are delighted to offer a new service where we place the gift voucher into a card faced with an original photograph and the option of a personalised message. Just send an email with your message. We will then post to your recipient. Again, use 'gift vuchers only' at checkout.

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