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Glas Exhibitor Profile - Rentes Plants

Rentes Nurseries 

Roy Rentes on Glas 2013.
“Many thanks to everyone who visited us at our stand this year, always great to catch up with customers new and old. If you couldn't make it to the show, you are always welcome to visit us in Kildare. We are delighted to win Silver for Flower Carpet “Sunset” This is a stunning new plant that will become extremely popular for its health and colour.”

Stand Highlight
Rentes Plants is one of the longest running and most successful nurseries in Ireland. Suppliers of high quality Shrubs, Climbers, Trees, Roses, Conifers and Specimens. Largest range in Ireland – 700+ Varieties year round. Free Nationwide Delivery. Best quality available. Winners of the popularly voted Bord Bia “Republic of Ireland Plant Supplier of the Year” award in 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006, and 2006/2007 and most recently 2010/2011.
Multiple Bord Bia “Best Hardy Nursery Stock Supplier in Ireland” winner, including 2011/2012. Winner: "Most Environmentally Friendly Nursery" in Ireland, 2008. Bord Bia "Origin Ireland" Certified.

New Product/ New Plant
Rosa Flowercarpet “Sunset”
Sunset is the latest variety of the disease resistant Flowercarpet range of Roses.
This variety has single flowers of a delicate salmon colour. The spent flowers fall clean off the plants.
Sunset is repeat flowering until late Autumn.
Sunset has unrivalled disease resistance and requires no spraying once planted out.

Thuja occidentalis “Golden Smaragd”
Thuja occidentalis “Golden Smaragd” is as tough as its parent Thuja occidentalis “Smaragd”. 
It requires no pruning at any stage.
It requires no spraying at any stage.
It can be used as an individual plant in the garden or in small groups and it is also ideal for a maintenance free hedge.

History & Background

Rentes Plants is one of the longest running nurseries in Ireland, having been established on just two and a half acres back in 1979. We have been at the forefront of development in the Irish horticultural industry, by constantly introducing new ideas and services as the years go on. As early as 1980 we were the first nursery in Ireland to grow its plants in “Rigid” pots. The marketing concept of attaching picture labels to shrubs, and delivery on Danish style (CC) trolleys, now considered an industry standard were both first introduced by Rentes Plants. Following soon afterwards was the introduction of fax, pre-pricing and bar-coding plants for garden centres.

The Rentes family are focused on supplying the greatest range and quality found anywhere in Ireland. We now offer over 600 individual plant varieties year round, in a huge assortment of sizes/colours/shapes.

Rentes Plants currently has 17 acres of land under container production, with everything from shrubs to trees, roses to climbers being grown, with a further 9 acres set aside for future development. Rentes Plants currently has a fulltime staff of 19, most of whom have been with us for over 10 years.

The next generation of Rentes has joined the company with Chris, Roy and Bryan Rentes. Each of the three brothers are bringing in new ideas and services, with Chris focusing on Sales/Dispatch, Roy on Marketing/QC/Admin, and Bryan on Production. Father and sons will continue to offer the best products available to the Irish market, to its many garden centre and landscape customers all over Ireland.


This year sees the introduction of the new Bord Bia: Horticulture Quality Assurance Scheme which we were awarded. The criteria for receiving this certification are strict and many, covering hundreds of points! These range from ethical production, chemical control, weed control, traceability, etc.

Rentes plants have been winners of the Bord Bia “Republic of Ireland Nursery Supplier of the Year” award in 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006, and 2006/2007 and most recently in 2010/2011. Each other year we placed runner-up.

Besides this, we have many times won best in class awards, including this year 2011/2012

Winner: "most environmentally friendly nursery" in Ireland, 2008. We have also won numerous awards for quality merits, Best in Show, Best new Plant, Best Stand, and many more.

Here at Rentes Plants, we are very proud of these awards, and they are testament to the company’s' ethos of providing our customers with the highest possible quality and range of products, and a level of customer service and product knowledge not found elsewhere. 

Source: Rentes Plants