"A designer's garden that rather wonderfully, does not feel designed"

Shirley Lanigan in Gardens of Ireland, 2017.

Fruitlawn Garden is open to the public by appointment. The garden has a great range of unusual plants, some of which are also for sale. These have been grown on from plants collected by and given to Arthur over the course of his career from across Ireland and England, including many from his childhood home Beech Park in Clonsilla.

"If you could design a life for yourself, a perfect country home, with a beautiful garden and an artist’s studio in the back, a welcoming kitchen and plenty of room for visitors, it might just look something like this."

'Our House' in Independent.ie, 2017.

"A charming Irish country garden to put on your must-see list."

Fionnuala Fallon, 'Best Gardens to Visit This Summer' in The Irish Times, 2017.


Recent Events


Open Day 13.09.20

Always a popular late season event with the garden full of late summer colour. Delicious teas and lots of exciting rare plants for sale! 

The Open Days welcome visitors to Carol and Arthur's home and private garden - A view inside the artist's and garden designer's universe located outside Abbeyleix, Ireland.

Read more about it here and here

Plan of Fruitlawn



There's a great range of unusual plants for sale at Fruitlawn. These have been grown from plants collected by and given to Arthur from gardens across Ireland and England, including many from his childhood home Beech Park in Clonsilla.

See a list of our changing stock and

if you are unable to find what you're looking for, contact Arthur as he can most probably source it.

From May 5th Fruitlawn Garden and Nursery will be open for business !

(Social Distancing and other Covid-19 restrictions apply.) 

The garden is looking at its spring/early summer best. So please come along and enjoy.

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A Word from Arthur


"This year's late Summer Open Day was one of the most successful ever. You came from all over the country and we welcomed our highest number of you, many of whom were returning visitors. 

The weather - which is crucial - was good, so people could sit out/ walk around in comfort.

Plant sales were excellent, spurred on by supportive and thoroughly engaged gardeners - you all.

Care was taken with social distancing and sanitizing. But there was very little crowding as numbers were spread throughout the day.

Carol's teas and refreshments where of the usual high standard; some people claiming to be coming back just for the teas!

All in all a most enjoyable day and we look forward to many more to come next year and beyond"

Making Fruitlawn