A big welcome to the magical world of ferns!

Free delivery throughout Ireland on plant orders over €90.

Bullk discounts:
15% of orders over €200
20% of orders over €500


Due to Brexit we cannot deliver to Great Britain. Deliveries to Northern Ireland will continue as normal, including free delivery on plant orders over €90

A family run Irish Bloom and RHS award winning specialist fern nursery, based in Co. Waterford, we have a large selection of hardy ferns for sale, probably the widest selection of garden ferns to buy online in Europe. We also supply many other plants, expertly chosen for their garden worthiness and affinity with ferns in various planting schemes. There are also a few surprises as well! We have supplied many organisations including the RHS, The National Trust and many more. We also have a good range of ferns suitable for the house, conservatory or Terrarium available from April to autumn.
As we know the information and number of plants we grow can be a little overwhelming we can also help design your borders! Just use the contact form to contact us. We will reply with the information we need: dimensions, site location, preferences and budget. A simple 'plant by numbers' drawing will be emailed free of charge. If you require a professional garden design service, our brilliant and qualified in-house designer Mollo can arrange that for you.

For gift vouchers just scroll down to the bottom of this page.,


As a small family run nursery we wish to reassure all our customers that we are following all health guidelines and regulations. Click and collect is now available to those within County Waterford and current distance guidelines. Just select "collect from nursery" in the basket.









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Recent customer comments:
Recent 5 star review in Trust Pilot:
"Look no further than Shady Plants
Shady plants advised on ferns, described the features of each, sent photos of them and gave a planting plan. A complete service. Simply phenomenal and I can't praise and thank them enough."

"Got my plants...delighted with them. Excellent. May get some more!
16/04/21 AF - Kildare

"Thanks Mike and you staff, my order arrived this morning professionally packed and excellent condition, will be shopping again soon."
16/04/21 PM - Waterford

"Hi Mike, Just wanted to let you know that my order RC******* arrived a few minutes ago and I'm absolutely thrilled!
They were so well packaged and the plants looked perfect, thank you!"
15/04/20 CH - Co Meath

"They arrived today all individually wrapped in newspaper which added to the joy of unpacking. Thank you they are lovely"
05/02/21 TA - Co. Dublin

"My ferns arrived this morning. Absolutely delighted with them. Looking forward to planting them out. Thank you very much indeed."
29/01/21 VS - Co. Kilkenny

"Plants arrived today and I wanted to let you know all in top condition, each one carefully wrapped - probably best packaged plants I’ve received!"
28/01/21 JR - Co. Londonderry

"Thank you so much for all your help and advice and for such a fast seamless service. Looking forward to seeing them grow."
26/01/21 EW - Co. Kildare

"Many thanks for yet another excellent delivery of plants. The care that goes into packaging each appreciate is very much appreciated."
07/12/20 AC - Co. Laois

"Hi Thank you fern arrived -perfectly packed"
21/11/20 IR- Kent

"Honestly Mike I am so impressed with the packaging of my ferns ! They arrived about an hour ago ! Thrilled to bits with them they’ll stand for a couple of days just to get over the shock and then I’ll plant them photo to follow! Thank you so much ?? :
31/10/20 JB - Isle of Wight

"Mike thanks for the plants , arrived safely and in good condition thanks to your careful packaging"
23/09/20 SR - Gloucestershire

"Dear Mike,
Thank you so much for the fern order which arrived yesterday in perfect condition. On looking at the box I didn't think it possible that the plants could have survived and they would just be a gooey mess as some plants by post have been - But no! the newspaper, still soggy, had protected them beautifully. They look lovely - just what I wanted for my new stumpery! I shall certainly be recommending your company."
16/09/20 RH - West Sussex

"thank you so much for beautiful ferns!"
03/09/20 LR - Dublin

"Hi Mike, Just wanted to say, love the ferns I bought from you, excellent quality.
Hope to buy more from you soon.
Bloody hot here in Essex."
07/08/20 TF - Essex

"Hi Mike, plants arrived in good condition. I will keep an eye on website and contact you again in the autumn."
12/08/20 -PR - Kent

"The plants have now arrived and are in good condition. Very pleased with the variety and type."
24/06/20 GE -

"Hi Mike, Just to let you know the ferns have just arrived in brilliant condition. they look great, thanks,"
12/06/20 RH -

(We take extra care when packing to ensure the plants will be fine even after extended delays, which were all too common from April through June)
"Thanks. Mike. Ferns arrived today and are fine after16 days, Great packing"
6/6/20 HF -

"Dear Mike, Ferns etc.all deliverd today. In really food condition. Thank younaommuch for your xcellent service."
28/05/20 KV -



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Last updated 24th April 2021
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