Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven, is part of the Carlow Garden Trail and has been awarded Ireland’s Store of the Year 2015, has created an exciting display garden to inspire the modern day customer. Helping visitors create their own dreams while showing them that gardening is both stylish and fun; this showpiece allows people to see that gardening can be enjoyed even with a busy lifestyle. The concept behind this design was to create a garden that is easy to care for, is low maintenance and delivers endless enjoyment. Designed to inspire visitors on planting schemes and solutions, the garden offers endless ideas that can be easily recreated in gardeners’ own homes. Gardening today is closely related to fashion and trends and keeping this in mind we have used modern materials while at the same time not forgetting that plants are the core element of any good garden design. In creating the new display garden we realised that children are an integral part of design regarding safety and fun. Keeping this in mind the team at Arboretum included a children’s maze which is a maximum height of 1 metre. This is located beside the terraced area of Rachel’s Garden Café. Families can also have fun in the play area or visit the friendly koi who live in the pond. A visit to the garden is a treat for the amateur or the enthusiast who will enjoy seeing the themed planting, use of colour, texture and form. The team at Arboretum have developed a ‘Give it a Grow Garden’ which is designed to create a fully functional grow your own with fruit, herbs, vegetables and chickens. The garden is designed to be accessible and functional for wheelchairs and disability access. Tours of the Arboretum Inspirational Gardens and the ‘Give it a Grow Garden’ can be booked on 059-9721558. There is an excellent children’s playground and a maze adjacent to the Inspirational Gardens. Rachel’s Garden Café has a terrace area located beside the playground so that while the children play, their parents can enjoy delicious home-cooked food.