Kilmurry Nursery, Gorey, Co. Wexford

by Ciaran Burke

After leaving the Bay garden, we took a short coach trip to Kilmurry nurseries near Gorey in Co. Wexford. It is a family run business, Paul and Orla Woods specialize in growing quality herbaceous perennials and grasses. Orla is an ex-classmate of mine from college, National Botanic Gardens.

Kilmurry are regulars at BLOOM and other horticultural events throughout the year and are members of the Irish Specialist Nurseries Association (ISNA). In the past they have won a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for their nursery exhibit as well as countless other medals at UK shows and here in reland.

Kilmurry is more than a nursery. They have beautifully planted borders around their house and approaching the nursery. When we arrived, our group dispersed, most took time to k=view the plants growing in the borders, some went straight to the dales area while one lady reclined on a sun lounger to just relax in the floriferous surroundings and take some sun.

Kilmurry nurseries sell wholesale and retail. Plants can also be purchased as mail order.

Kilmurry Nursery website

Photos below – from top:

Path approaching house; Geranium pstilostemon in front of house; twisted stemmed bay tree with Iris forrestii and Primula florindae; Primula florindae; Silene ‘White Robin’ in front of Pericaria polymorpha; sun lounger; copper “tree” in border;Finns in the nursery

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