Ornamentals & Exotics

Ornamental horticulture:

Ornamental horticulture includes cut flowers, foliage, pot plants, bedding plants and herbaceous plants, nursery stock and Christmas trees.

Irish Flower Growers:

Useful websites:

Exotic Crops:

These are crops that are not normally grown in Ireland as they are not believed to be suitable for the climate.  However, many of these (for example, pecans, almonds, grapes, peaches, apricots, olives and chillies) can be grown in polytunnels or greenhouses.  Some growers (particularly in the UK) have found that it is possible to grow some exotic plants (such as grapes, tea and coffee) outdoors.