FitzGerald Nurseries was established by Patrick FitzGerald in June 1990. The nusery was built in stages since then on the FitzGerald family farm in Co. Kilkenny Ireland. The farm land has been farmed by the FitzGerald family since the 1700's and was a typical traditional farm of the time containing aproximately 100 acres.
In the centre of the nursery activity is a well preserved neolithic ring fort or in Gaelic (Rath). This is the remains of what was probably the first agricultural activity by the Celts on this farmland. Patrick FitzGerald diversified from the traditional Cattle, Dairy and vegetable enterprises to focus mainly on nursery production. He established the nursery and specialized in the production of young plants for sale to growers in Ireland at first and now 18 countries around the world.
Neolithic farm settlement dating from 4th Century AD. View inside showing the old protective embankments left and right. This special protected site on the farm is living testament to intensive agricultural activity dating back over 1,500 years.
FitzGerald Nurseries sell young plants in 18 countries as plugs, liners and stage three tissue culture plants. the company is interested in developing volume contract produciton in each of these categories.
From simple product development and marketing starting in 1994 the company is now to the forefront in developing exciting plant ranges for the future. See a selection of pictures from the fantastic range now developed at FitzGerald Nurseries on our Plants page.
In December 2004 FitzGerald Nurseries took over Plant Technology Ltd Irelands only commercial plant tissue culture laboratory. With a staff of 15 the laboratory now produces exclusively for FitzGerald Nurseries and takes on contract propagtion for select clients. The focus of the laboratory is on novel and licensed plant varieties with a very special emphasis on foliage plants for outdoor garden and patio planting.
During 2005 further work on formalizing the structure of the nursery product development was undertaken. In 2009 planting has begun on the new trial and display gardens.
See the garden blog here ...................http://fitzgeraldnurseries.blogspot.com/
You can read and see more of this initiative by clicking here or if interested in participating please contact us and we will send you our terms. Read more >>