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Apr 9, 2022
There is nothing not to like about 'gardens4you.ie'. The plants were so fresh looking. The service was fast. The packing really impressed me as they not only had such a strong box, but it was divided so as to protect the more fragile plants.On top of this the prices were great, but something that I really, really appreciated (because I am a bit of a novice on plants & don't know one from another ) was the fact that for each plant that I had purchased, they enclosed a sheet explaining exactly how to plant each item along with a photo so that I knew which was which.Before I got my parcel I was thinking that I would have to go back on the website to see which plant was which and what to do with it, but this page saved me all of that bother, so I was delighted to find this sheet enclosed.I definitely give this company full marks all round and am saving up to buy some more plants.
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Aug 25, 2022
In a nutshell: two out of four plants I received were diseased (the other two are in quarantine waiting to see if they are also diseased) and customer service was rude and argumentive when I tried to ask for my money back (which I did after I had to threaten legal action and lateral flow tests to prove the diseased status of the plants, why is it always a battle?). The customer service in question replied from the UK, the plants came from the Netherlands, I ordered from gardens4you (dot) ie. To get a response from The UK was bizarre as it's through an IE website and I will certainly be reporting gardens4you for using an IE website to "weare" (dot) ie and the relevant authorities for abusing Irish internet infrastructure and cyberspace. I am also calling out the nursery (ies?) in the Netherlands for their obvious poor care of plants and the many holes in gardens4you in general's Standard Operating Procedures and Policies I can immediately digress from my experience. I tried to bring this to their attention and resolve the dispute quietly but after the experience with the UK customer service and no response from Melvin Jansen who I tried to contact I am now bringing this to the public's attention. Save your money DO NOT buy with Gardens4you, buy local or nationally (most local/national stores are happy to order more exotic plants for you), and support the Irish economy. We as an Irish customer base deserve better than the poor service from the Netherlands and rude customer service from The UK.
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Aug 25, 2022
In a nutshell: two out of four plants I received were diseased (the other two are in quarantine waiting to see if they are also diseased) and customer service was rude and argumentive when I tried to ask for my money back (which I did after I had to threaten legal action and lateral flow tests to prove the diseased status of the plants, why is it always a battle?). The customer service in question replied from the UK, the plants came from the Netherlands, I ordered from gardens4you (dot) ie. To get a response from The UK was bizarre as it's through an IE website and I will certainly be reporting gardens4you for using an IE website to "weare" (dot) ie and the relevant authorities for abusing Irish internet infrastructure and cyberspace. I am also calling out the nursery (ies?) in the Netherlands for their obvious poor care of plants and the many holes in gardens4you in general's Standard Operating Procedures and Policies I can immediately digress from my experience. I tried to bring this to their attention and resolve the dispute quietly but after the experience with the UK customer service and no response from Melvin Jansen who I tried to contact I am now bringing this to the public's attention. Save your money DO NOT buy with Gardens4you, buy local or nationally (most local/national stores are happy to order more exotic plants for you), and support the Irish economy. We as an Irish customer base deserve better than the poor service from the Netherlands and rude customer service from The UK.
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Aug 26, 2022
We have never disrespected our customers, never. We explained and informed you why the foliage of these 2 Lonicera caerulea Morena was like this with the heat wave we have been experiencing for more than 8 weeks and the drought in Europe. You immediately refuted, refused and openly denigrated our explanations in an implausible way by taking completely irrelevant examples that had nothing to do with your initial complaint. In the end you received a refund of €15 for these 2 plants. Our company is based in the Netherlands and the fact that we manage several sites in Europe is no secret to anyone. Our VAT number and our physical address are visible and published everywhere on the site. We will report your review to Trusted Shop and provide our email conversation, to show that we were never rude and that your comment is simply a free and incomprehensible attack.
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Aug 25, 2022
Plants arrived in very poor condition.Have waited three days to see will they come back to life. Very disappointed. Didn't survive seven days in transit.
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Aug 26, 2022
We are sorry to see that the plants has suffered from the heat during the transit. Please contact our customer service we will be happy to arrange the refund for the damaged good.
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Aug 15, 2022
Flowers s came dead well water all right soaked right through .. what waste of money shouldn't of been sold in state they were..
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Aug 26, 2022
We are sorry to see these plants arrive in good conditions planted in stony, dry soil that does not reflect our planting advice provided. It is clear that the guarantee will not apply to this order, we prefer to be honest.
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Aug 21, 2022
Order placed 14.08.22 - no information if or when items will be dispatched. Obviously items not yet received and I have doubts that I will ever receive them.
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Aug 26, 2022
Unfortunately you provided an incomplete address without Eircode. An automatic email was sent to you in order to correct the initial address without response from you within 5 days our system has cancelled and refunded the order.
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Aug 29, 2022
What a joke, better off buying seeds and watching them sprout if you want plants this small.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 30, 2022
We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with the plants received. Our plants are nursery plants cultivated outdoor. The size of the plants on our site is always announced .The plants are always measured from the top to the bottom of the disposable plastic pot the measure are international. Do not worry the order is 1 year guaranteed.
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Aug 19, 2022
Very inferior product
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Aug 26, 2022
The hostas you received are starting to grow it will take 2-4 weeks for you plants to develop more, you ordered them at the end of August this is just the beginning of the growth. On the pictures the new green leaves are already attacked by snails you can't talk about inferior products if you don't take care of your plantations it's important to stay honest and objective.
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Jul 29, 2022
The Order arrived by DPD in two slim boxes and not at all what we expected four half dead plants and the other one is just like a bulb. We should have gone to the Garden Centre as the website does not advise that they come shipped in nearly a week. Bulbs may be ok to send this way but definately not live plants . Very disappointed indeed.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
It is possible that the plants suffered from the heat during the transit with the heat wave of July. Send please photos of the plants to our customer service, the order is 100% guaranteed
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Jul 23, 2022
Ordered 4 plants. Three were dead beyond redemption. One might survive. Invoice says plants were delivered from Amsterdam. Ordered on 18 of July. Got on 22nd. Too long a time for plants to be enclosed. Extremely disappointed with this service.
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Aug 26, 2022
Geranium on the photos have suffered from the heat during the transit, please contact our customer service for a full refund or a replacement later during the season when temperature will be more adequate.
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Jul 22, 2022
I’d give it no stars if I could. I ordered 7 plants. I just got one plant. That’s half dead. No warning or money back that the way they plants had been cancelled. Absolutely disgraceful service.
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Aug 26, 2022
The all order have been cancelled and refunded because they are not allowed fro your country destination inclusive the plant that you received, that was not intended for your order.
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Aug 7, 2022
Received my order and the tree I ordered was just one branch and broken not what I ordered t email them with photo and got no reply I am not happy with there service
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
It is normal that when you contact us on a Friday evening when our offices are closed, the answer will only come on Monday morning when we are open. According to our system and email you received an answer and 35% for the damaged branch.
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Jul 12, 2022
Order a bag of soil that arrives with fungus gnats and pupae, no refund or solution offered, the shop is in total denial of what they sent. Avoid this webshop.
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Aug 26, 2022
Unfortunately you never provided us photos of anything. We have 24 bags bonsai from DCM and 7 Culvita Cactus Soil, none of the inspected bags had any problems, we opened them outside to avoid any problem or contamination without finding anything.
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Jul 15, 2022
Very disappointed. Roses delivered did not match website description and customer service was unsatisfactory.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
You received exactly the same pink rose (Fairy Roses pink) advertise on our website since more than 20 years. We informed you that the pigmentation of the roses and their color could slightly differ depending on the shade or the sun.
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Jul 23, 2022
Your seekimng a reviw is premature. Only 2 of the 5 plants I ordered have thus far been delivered. Iwould be concerned as to the condition of the outstsanding plants if and when they arrive havng spent so long in transit.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
Few plants ordered on pou website are not allowed for your country you have been informed by automatic email, refund was process immediately.
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Jul 27, 2022
Money taken from my account and never received the goods and having to email for money to be returned to my account and I am still waiting on them to return the money to my account I will never use this company again
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Aug 26, 2022
Unfortunately you provided an incomplete address without Eircode. An automatic email was sent to you in order to correct the initial address without response from you within 5 days our system has cancelled and refunded the order.
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Jul 18, 2022
Rose bush was dead and the tree is all bent at the bottom
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Aug 26, 2022
Normally we always remove the flowers on the plants because they will bloom all season and the heat makes the roses wilt we had 27ºC this week. Regarding the camellia tree a replacement was send to you the next day. It's sorry to see that you don't mention the free plant you have kept and the new one you have received
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Jul 17, 2022
Plants were very poor quality and very small.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
All orders placed on our website are guaranteed, pleas send photos to our customer service we will be happy to help you.
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Jul 24, 2022
Send my product. No order received
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
Wer informed you by mail, the Astrantia major Shaggy 9 cm ordered on pour website are not allowed for your country, you have been informed and refund immediately.
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Jun 11, 2022
The customer service was very arrogant and rude. After I emailed that I had a problem with my plants, the customer service said I didn't understand plants, and a professional gardener would. I don't know who makes a professional, is it someone who makes a living? Don't know if they have been trained before working.
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Jun 30, 2022
Here is the response that came from our customer service department there was no arrogance or rudeness in our response you thought all the plants were infected and didn't seem to know very well what you had ordered we tried to help you by explaining the why and how Good afternoon, Thank you for your email and the photos. Our potted plants are grown outdoors in conditions as close as possible to their natural environment (as in a garden). They are nursery plants grown without chemical additives or pollutants for the soil. We do not sell so-called "florist" plants. ​ None of the plants we see in the photos are infected. We are based in Holland and it has often been 26ºC during the day and 11ºC at night in the last few weeks. This is a natural mechanism on the leaves and plants and is not a disease in any way, professional gardeners know this well. ​ It is important when the plants are put in the ground to make once every 2 weeks a complete tour of the garden and remove the leaves that may have been damaged, there are no plants in nature without any mark or immaculate not in a garden in the open air, this is only possible only in a closed and sterile greenhouse. The power of the plant is stored in its root system. We understand they may sometime not initially look as attractive as plants in a garden center, but they are just as strong or even stronger. Because people usually buy plants buy their appearance, plants are forced into flower to look attractive in a garden center, but will get quite a shock once brought home and planted in your garden. They can take some time to fully recover if ever. Our plants do not waste any energy, they are hardened off and just waiting to boost into life in your garden. ​ If you follow our guidelines enclosed, you will be rewarded in the growing season by watching your plants grow into mature and very strong plants. Rest assured your order is guaranteed you just need to trust our experience. We wish you lots of success with your garden. Kind of regards, The customer service.
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Jun 19, 2022
Strawberry plants are unusable. The plants are old, infected. Roots with rot, partially completely rotten. Only Beltran in a 12cm pot was suitable for planting. And so in both orders. Nearly 100 euros thrown in the trash.
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Jun 30, 2022
It was 30ºC during the day combined with nights of 14ºC, the spots on the leaves or the slight white mould on the stems is the result of this extreme heat and humidity. Fragariae is manifested by the appearance of a kind of white fuzz that gradually covers the whole plant, starting with the leaves. It occurs when hot sunny spells alternate with rainfall, but rest assured that once planted this problem will dissipate on its own once the humidity level drops. if the plants failed to grow this season just send new photos to our customer service we will arrange a new shipping or a refund.
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Jun 22, 2022
The plants I received look to be all dead apart from tge little Hosta. I have emailed my complaint to the company. I have photos if needed. I have them in water to see if any life in them. So so dissapointed.
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Jul 7, 2022
Most of the plants from this order was delivered as bare roost and need between 4 to 16 weeks to come out. you seem to have no real knowledge of the products ordered it is important that you respect our planting tips to avoid losing the warranty on these products. No photos have been received to our customer service regarding the other plants in pot (Buddleja davidii Pink, Hydrangea paniculata Wims Red, Photinia x fraseri Fenna 9 cm pot for exemple).