Plants at McGaugh’s Gardening Complex

Plants grow in all shapes and sizes and are used for many aspects of gardening.

Due to this, McGaugh’s Gardening Complex carries a huge variety of plants including trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, hedging and climbers.  We have selected and work with only the best Irish nurseries.  Throughout the year, we visit the nurseries to ensure we deliver a consistently high quality product to our customers.

One of our fully qualified horticulturists will be available to advise you as to your requirements.  As plants are alive and living things and always changing, we strongly recommend you visit us in person rather than buying from pictures.


We love our trees at McGaugh’s Gardening Complex.  Every garden has space for a few to add height, provide shelter or  extend the seasonal interest in your garden.

We believe we have the largest range and selection of trees of any Garden Centre in Galway and in the West of Ireland.  You will notice the amazing bark on some trees. Ger’s favourite at the moment is the pale pink of the Betula ‘fascination’.

From October to March/April we stock a large selection of great quality bare-root and root-balled trees.  We stock the usual favourites in the Maple and Mountian ash, and cherry families, and some lovely white-stemmed birch, to name a few.  For help picking a tree or trees for your own garden, or for a gift, just call in and talk to our knowledgeable and friendly staff!


Throughout the year we keep our garden centre packed with quality, Irish-grown shrubs.  Our wide range includes evergreens and deciduous shrubs to ensure to ensure colour throughout the four seasons.

Everyone’s garden is different so we offer shrubs that are suitable for acidic soil or alkaline soil as well as those that are suitable for shade, semi shade and full sun.  We have organised the garden complex in such a way that you can browse around outside on your own and help yourself if you wish.


We have a massive range of hedging of all different sizes and we have them all year round!    Our hedging arena carries quality plants in large quantities. Our knowledgeable horticulturalists can walk you through the different varieties that would most suit your hedging requirements. These are plants that customers usually need in large quantities so we are pleased to offer significant bulk discounts.

If you are planning a new hedging project, we highly recommend you come in and view the huge number of options available.   Don’t forget to have your dimensions ready and we will be able to provide you with the best options to fit your specific budget.


Climbers add great height and drama to your garden.  We stock a large selection of climbers including climatis, ivies, jasminum, honey suckle and many more. It’s important to understand the level of sunlight your chosen location will receive as well as specific height and seasonal considerations.

Herbaceous Plants

If trees and shrubs are too formal for you we recommend planting herbaceous plants either on their own or mixed into beds. An herbaceous plant is a plant that does not have much wood. Stems of herbaceous plants are usually green and soft. These plants grow rapidly and produce flowers and many seeds in a short period of time and can range in height from 1 to 3 foot. Alpines are more ground hugging and are suitable for edging, rockeries and banks.

McGaugh’s Gardening Centre is a unique gardening experience. With five acres, just five miles from Galway City Centre, it is a real gardeners paradise.

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