A love of gardening is in the family's blood. So it was probably no surprise that when we went looking for a new site for offices and a shop half way between south Dublin and Avoca Village Mill, we fell in love with what was left of gardens once attached to the house of the Jameson's Whiskey family. Again they were far from their glory days, but they did boast some extremely rare and lovely trees including a 900 year old Yew walk. Good karma, then.

This became our Kilmacanogue base, where we've now a store, two cafés, our head offices and our design studio set in the midst of towering trees and tranquil landscaped grounds. Moreover we've also a garden centre and nursery there, and an expanse of greenhouses where we grow for the garden shop and Cafés. And, of course, County Wicklow itself is known as the Garden of Ireland.

Avoca Powerscourt House is set in one of Europe's great gardens. Avoca Rathcoole has a contemporary walled garden. Even our Suffolk Street store in the heart of Dublin has a secret rooftop garden.

And since 2007, Mount Usher Gardens, a world-class example of the so-called Robinsonian style, has been run by Avoca. Established in the late 1800s, Mount Usher is laid out across 22 acres (approx 9 hectares) along the banks of the easy-flowing River Vartry. One of only three Irish gardens to get a top ranking by the UK's Good Garden Guide, here you'll find over 5,000 species of plants, all managed organically, attracting tens of thousands of visitors annually. (Of course we've a lovely Café there too and great shopping.)

You'll find details about all our stores, cafés & gardens in Explore Avoca.

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