How to Care for Christmas Poinsettia

Ah Poinsettia... along with the Christmas Tree this pretty flower is definitely a symbol of the holidays. When everything outside has turned bare, damp and grey the Poinsettia adds a special, vibrant and festive touch to our homes. Unfortunately though, the Poinsettia has earned a bad rep for being a "difficult to care for plant" but with our help you ...
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Can plants improve our children’s performance in the classroom?

Air Purifying plants win again!We know by now that certain plants can make the air in our home environment cleaner, purer and much more pleasant to inhale and exhale (if not, then click here to read all about it!) but have you ever thought about the effect this could have in our primary school classrooms? Between 2010-2011, valuable research was ...

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"Quality in everything for your garden for over 40 years"Johnstown Garden CentreShare this PostAt Johnstown, we are famous for our high quality, healthy plants. But have you ever wondered where they come from? Our plants are sourced from all over the world and right here on our doorstep in Ireland. Take a look at the slides below and try guess ...

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Full-Time Customer Service & Checkout Supervisor. The ideal candidate must be energetic, motivated and have exceptional customer service skills. If you are interested in applying for this position please email your CV to barry@johnstowngardencentre.ie Closing date for applications is Thursday the 10th of December.


Jimi Blake’s Top 10 Plants for Late Summer Flowering

Hunting Brook Gardens, one of Ireland’s best loved contemporary gardens, is neatly tucked into the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, close to Blessington village (on the Dublin side). Lovingly created by Jimi Blake, the gardens are an extraordinary rich and multi-layered experience. Check out the website to get a better visual appreciation of this wonderful garden. This month Johnstown has …


Growing Carrots

Freshly pulled carrots taste fantastic compared to shop bought or processed carrots in ready to eat dinners, or microwave bags. These really are tasteless. Carrots grow great in tall containers such as old dustbins, long pipes or high deep pots as their roots can grow long and straight and the plants are high above their enemy – the carrot root …

Competition Winner

Well done to our competition winner Eleanor McBennett & her husband Ray who are off on a 5 Night Trip in a 4 Star Hotel to the Gardens of Lake Como in Italy. We hope they have a wonderful trip! We’d like to thank Travel Department who worked with Johnstown to bring you this great prize!