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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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5 days ago
Quick service, but didn't realise they were so small
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
3 days ago
The sizes of our plants are indicated on the site below the photos, for the most part they are delivered in pots of 9cm diameter 12 or 14cm. It is important to check and to contact us in case of doubt. It is important to check and contact us in case of doubt. You will also find on our site many trees in pots of 21cm diameter fruit trees and ornamental trees for patio and gardens.
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Aug 31, 2022
they sent out dead plants, then refused to replace them.
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Sep 1, 2022
All plants have a season of growth and decline where their visual aspect decreases with the arrival of autumn. It is not necessary to believe that a hot and extremely dry summer has been beneficial to plants, the extreme heat has only accentuated the visual aspect of these plants which in late August already have autumn foliage and that in all gardens this year. The plants received are not dead and are 1 year guaranteed.
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Aug 16, 2022
Ordering was easy, but I was disappointed by the appearance on the plant when it arrived. When I contacted the customer services, I was informed it was out of their hands as the plants are grown in gardens and we have just finished a heat wave. The plant looks half dead. Customer services did provide information on how to care for it to get it up to health. I just feel the plant should have been delivered healthy to start with. It is trans portable, could they not have brought them indoors during the peak hours?
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
Seeing trees with stained leaves, dry or downright losing their foliage during or after a hot and dry summer, is a regular phenomenon, which has already been observed during the previous heat wave. It generally takes one or two seasons for the plants to recover and replenish their reserves. Go outside look at the nature around you in extreme heat or not there is not a tree grown outside that has immaculate leaves. You can't order plants grown outdoors expecting to receive immaculate green leaves in August during a drought with 34°C during the day.
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Aug 5, 2022
I didn’t like finding out that although the website seems like an Irish (.ie) site the company is based in The Netherlands. It’s a week since my order and the parcel is only now in DPD head office. That’s too long for plants to be in a box. I won’t order from Gardens 4U again. I can’t comment on the product as I haven’t received anything yet
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Aug 17, 2022
Most if the plants were in tact despite being delivered upside down... But unfortunately a lot of them had browned leaves and probably won't survive.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
This natural defense mechanism is normal and does not mean that the plant will die. In times of great heat, the leaves of plants, shrubs and trees become stained and dry. This is normal and is the only way for plants to survive the intense heat and dryness that Europe has been experiencing for more than 2 months.
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Aug 17, 2022
The plants are much smaller and look nothing like the photos on the website Chewing gum also stuck to bag around plant, completely disgusting 🤮 I would not recommend this website
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Aug 26, 2022
The photos on our websites always show a mature product grown outdoors and already planted in the garden to give you an idea of what will happen to the young plants ordered. In hot weather, the leaves of plants, shrubs and trees become stained and dry. This is normal and is the only way for plants to survive the intense heat and drought that Europe has been experiencing for more than 2 months now, we offer 1 year growth guarantee on the plants
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Aug 8, 2022
A plant arrived before broken, and My last order has the two Acers withered. The leaves are dry and brittle
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Sep 2, 2022
With the heat of this season all the deciduous acers already have leaves that look like the one usually seen in September, you can't help it, it's a common phenomenon with this variety that always protects itself from the extreme heat. You opened a PayPal dispute by requesting a full refund of the order, the case was closed in our favor by PayPal based on the information and photos you provided.
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Aug 9, 2022 
Arrived on time, plants full of black spot Very disappointed
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Sep 1, 2022
With the heat of this season all the deciduous hedge plants already have leaves that look like the one usually seen in September, you can't help it, it's a common phenomenon with this variety that always protects itself from the extreme heat. Note that the flowering hedge are deciduous specimens they will loose the leaves soon. Everything will grow back in march-april they are 1 year guaranteed.
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Aug 4, 2022
The plant were in a very bad shape
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Sep 1, 2022
It is possible that some of the leaves have suffered from heat during the transit with the heat we are currently experiencing. Remove please the damaged leaves and return to us for warranty if the plants do not give you full satisfaction once planted.
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Jul 1, 2022
Unfortunately one of the plants was damaged, and the little lemon plant lost some leaves. But I hope to revive them!
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Jul 4, 2022
I sent a camellia and pot for a retirement gift, and it was a surprise for the receiver to get some dahlia bulbs for free.
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Jul 8, 2022
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Jul 31, 2022
Packaging and delivery was good but the plant itself was not. Flowers and leaves torn and brown. Disappointing as this was meant as a gift.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Sep 1, 2022
We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with the items received. Please send photos evidence to our customer service we will be happy to come back to you with an appropriate solution in accordance with our guarantee.
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Jul 24, 2022
Badly wilted rose bush, not sure if I'll be able to save it
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Sep 1, 2022
We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with the rose bush received. Please send photos evidence to our customer service we will be happy to come back to you with an appropriate solution in accordance with our guarantee.
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Jul 5, 2022
Disappointed with quality of what I purchased
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Sep 1, 2022
We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with the items received. Please send photos evidence to our customer service we will be happy to come back to you with an appropriate solution in accordance with our guarantee.
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Jul 4, 2022
The roots had grown outside the pots / many brown spots on leaves.
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Sep 1, 2022
It is common to see on clematis roots coming out of the pot, they are climbers. The brown leaves that may appear are withdrawn as the season progresses, plants grown outside never have immaculate leaves all year round, look closely in nature and you will see for yourself.
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Jul 25, 2022
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Sep 1, 2022
If you have left 2 stars you certainly have an interesting opinion to share about your order our customer service is ready to receive it in order to help you.
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Jul 17, 2022
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Sep 1, 2022
If you have left 2 stars you certainly have an interesting opinion to share about your order our customer service is ready to receive it in order to help you.
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Jul 3, 2022
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Sep 1, 2022
If you have left 2 stars you certainly have an interesting opinion to share about your order our customer service is ready to receive it in order to help you.
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Jun 28, 2022
Disappointing and a let down. Unfortunately 6 of the 9 plants didn't survive the delivery in good shape. The flowerheads all turned to mould in the plastic bags they were packed in. In turn the mouldy flowerheads fell down into the plant and any leaves or stalks they lay on turned to slimy mush. I am very disappointed. I'll do my best to cut out the mould and mush and try to bring the plants back to life but that's not what I signed up for. They certainly won't be going in the display I intended them for so from that point of view it was a waste of money. Hopefully I can salvage something...
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Answer by gardens4you.ie
Jun 30, 2022
We are sincerely sorry to hear that. All order placed on our website are guaranteed. Please take contact to our customer service with photos we will be happy to arrange a replacement or a refund. Here is how our warranty applies. Warranty period: -Perennials and potted shrubs/trees: 1 year -Indoor plants and bonsai: 1 month -Spring bulbs: 1 growing season until May 31 at the latest. -Summer bulbs, rhizomes and bedding plants: 1 growing season until October 1st at the latest.