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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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Jun 18, 2022 
I am happy with my order, But I did not think the plants where going to be so small, The online service was very good, and the delivery was great, They where pack very well and in good order, Thank You.
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Jun 18, 2022
I ordered some plants and an acer from here they arrived on time would recommend gardens 4 you
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Jun 17, 2022
4 stars as Plant smaller than I expect. Delivered in 3 days.
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Jun 15, 2022
I bought 5 Hydrangeas. Some of them were weak. One of them had died in 2 weeks. The other one is on the verge of life and death for a month. Three others are better. Also, I have ordered Aubrieta pink but I got Purple colour. Definitely can not recommend the store. The first negative experience of buying plants. All plants bought in Lidl and Woodies were sold in better condition and adapted well.
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Jun 30, 2022
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 or supermarket, 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.
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Jun 13, 2022
Plants arrived in good time but were smaller than expected and some had dried out.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Jun 30, 2022
Our plants are nursery plants cultivated outdoor. 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 or supermarket, 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.
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Jun 13, 2022
Very poor delivery service considering the price. Would not buy again. Website gives impression based in Ireland but goods dispatched from UK and that’s fine but we all know if it’s dispatched in Ireland it arrives in window time of stated delivery and pay €5 for goods and €15 delivery but it needs to be done as stated or it’s false and misleading.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Jun 30, 2022
Our company is based in the Netherland we advertise plants in all Europe it has never been a secret our address is visible everywhere on the site. Shipping on our website is 12.95€ and not €15. We pay 3€ to DPD by parcel in addition to the 12.95€ our company does not earn a cent on the shipping costs. Your plant cost 6.95€ and there was nothing to stop you from grouping an order and thus lowering the delivery costs with friends or neighbours.
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Jun 12, 2022
how can i rate you when i have not yet had my goods
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Jun 30, 2022
Trusted shops does not ask you to write a review before you receive your order. You can keep the email aside while you wait for the parcel to arrive, specially since your package arrived the next day.
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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 9, 2022
It was delivered to the wrong address however they delivered it to My sister.
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Jun 9, 2022
I haven't received my order as yet as I have been advised by DPD that an incorrect address was provided to them and it went to a different part of Ireland.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Jul 7, 2022
You provided to our company an incorrect shipping address with Eircode F28. We took contact with you in order to get full shipping address but unfortunately we never got any reply. You will be refund less the shipping cost when parcel wil be returned to our company bu dpd.
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Jun 7, 2022
Ordered my Bonsai tree arrived in great condition considering it took 8 days to arrive. Roots in great condition may need to be repotted during the winter as pot got chipped/cracked during shipping. All in all very satisfactory experience.
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Jun 7, 2022
I was surprised at the size but the measurements were supplied so I shouldn`t have been. The shape of the olive tree was odd but luckily it will grow. Generally good service
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Jun 7, 2022
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Jul 7, 2022
We do not yet know why a star was given to us, if you have encountered any problem with the plants ordered on 31/05/2022 contact our customer service and in case of damage please send pictures so that we can arrange something under our guarantee.
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Jun 6, 2022
Plants did not travel well. Probably too delicate. Had to transplant immediately as compost had dried out and disintegrated. Not sure if plant in photo will survive.
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Jun 6, 2022
Fast delivery and reasonably priced. Unfortunately the banana tree had its. Top snapped off as it was very fragile. The rest if the plants came in good condition. Would definitely buy from again.
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Jun 5, 2022
Plants were ok, well packed but ivy was yellowish so don't know if its dead already, overall as pricy as a garden centre, plants are very small in pots for price. Good delivery
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Jun 4, 2022
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Jun 4, 2022
Plants are unexpected size.
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Jun 4, 2022
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Jun 3, 2022
Still waiting for delivery
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Jul 8, 2022
After shipping delivery in Ireland is about 4-5 working days, your order was shipped the 31/05/2022 and delivered on time the 03/06/2022. 03.06.2022 19:00 GALWAY (IE) Delivered. 03.06.2022 19:00 GALWAY (IE) Delivered. Evidence 03.06.2022 18:26 GALWAY (IE) Out for delivery. 31.05.2022 20:38 Vijfhuizen (NL) In transit. 31.05.2022 09:26 DPD data centre Order information has been transmitted to DPD.