Company background

Company background

Rentes Plants is one of the longest established nurseries in Ireland having started out on just two and a half acres back in 1978. Since then we have grown to become one of the largest wholesale plant nurseries in Ireland with a range of over 1,000 varieties of Shrubs, Climbers, Perennials, Conifers, Roses, Specimens, Fruit Trees and Garden Centre Trees.

Throughout our history we have been at the forefront of new developments in the Irish horticultural industry, by consistantly introducing new production methods and service offerings. As early as 1980 we were the first nursery in Ireland to grow its plants in “Rigid” pots. The marketing concept of attaching picture labels to shrubs and delivery on Danish style (CC) trolleys, now considered an industry standard, were both first introduced in Ireland by Rentes Plants. Following soon afterwards was the introduction of picture labeling, pre-pricing and bar-coding plants for garden centres.

We currently have 6.8 Hectares available for plant production with a further 4 Hectares set aside for future development. Rentes Plants currently has a full time staff of 17, the majority of whom have been with us for over 10 years.

Our availability/looking good lists are updated every week and we operate a weekly delivery service throughout Ireland and the UK.



We have continually achieved certification under the Bord Bia Horticulture Quality Assurance Scheme since its inception. In our most recent audit we reached a score of 100% under headings such as trace-ability, chemical usage, safety and water sustainability.

We have also been accredited under the Bord Bia HQAS scheme which certifies us as a reputable supplier in regards to sustainability, safety and quality.

Recent award success includes winner of best new plant at the GLAS show in 2015 for Hydrangea Deep Purple Dance.

Rentes plants have been winners of the Bord Bia: “Republic of Ireland Plant Supplier of the Year” award in 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007 and 2010/2011. Each other year we placed runner-up.

We have many times won best in class awards, the most recent being “Bord Bia Hardy Nursery Stock Supplier of the Year 2011/2012” and were winners in the “Most Environmentally Friendly Nursery” in Ireland, 2008. We have also won numerous awards for Quality Merits, Best in Show, Best new Plant and Best Stand.

At Rentes Plants, we are very proud of these awards, they are testament to the company’s ethos of providing our customers with the highest possible quality and range of plants and a level of customer service and plant knowledge not found elsewhere.



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Rentes Plants

Business Established In


Total Hectarage of Site

10.8 hectares

Markets Serviced

Garden Centres, Landscape Contractors, Golf Courses, Hotels, Parks, Town Councils and the Corporate Market throughout Ireland.

Volume of Production per annum

€3.25 million sales based on 600000 individual plants sold.

Products Produced

Climbing Plants, Shrubs, Perennials, Conifers, Roses, Container Grown Trees, and Specimens.

Specialist Lines

Euonymus, French Lavender in 5 colours, Heuchera in 6 varieties, Flower Carpet Roses

Contact Details


Moyvalley, Broadford, Co. Kildare.

Primary contact

Roy Rentes


046 9551237

Email address