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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 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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Answer by gardens4you.ie
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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Answer by gardens4you.ie
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 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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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 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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Answer by gardens4you.ie
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 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 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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Answer by gardens4you.ie
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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Answer by gardens4you.ie
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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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 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