Meet our great team

Powerscourt Garden Pavilion was founded in 2000 and is located in the beautiful 1,000 acre Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow. 

Our wonderful Powerscourt Garden Pavilion team includes horticulturalists Anna Maria and Justin. Not forgetting our lovely team member Cooper!

We are open 7 days a week and look forward to welcoming you here soon.

Role: Lisa Hardy - General Manager The Garden Pavilion

I’m Lisa and I am the manager of the Garden Pavilion. 

What I love most, is the fantastic team I have with me here and the knowledge and experience they have with over 20 years of experience.   My love of both lifestyle, gardening, and customer service has made this role an incredibly rewarding one. 

With the backdrop of the beautiful gardens, what else could you Look for!  

We look forward to you coming in and asking about the flowers/plants you have seen in the gardens where we can talk you through the planting and caring process. 

Lisa Hardy

Role: Cooper - Head of Happiness at the Pavilion

I joined the Garden Pavilion during lockdown! I would come in with Lisa, Tom or Justin and help water the plants while we were closed. 

I am almost two now! My favourite part of my job is meeting all the customers and their dogs. I know a lot of them by name now and sometimes I get little treats from them! I also love having my picture taken! Sometimes I surprise customers as they think I am a teddy bear until I move! 

This year I got my new uniform , my bandana which I love wearing when I’m in so everyone knows I work here. 

We brought in the new pet range last year and I am lucky to get to test it all out!  It also means that the dogs who bring their owners in might get a treat too!

Cooper

 

 

Role: Anna Maria - Horticulturist

Anna Maria

Role: Justin - Horticulturist

Glencree local Justin Smyth is a graduate of Warrenstown Agricultural College in County Meath where he studied Horticulture. A local of nearby town Glencree in Wicklow, Justin has worked at Powerscourt for over 15 years.

Justin’s expertise is in outdoor plants including perennials, annuals and shrubs. Justin will happily order in any plant you could wish for where it is available. His garden at home is an informal country style garden, filled with herbaceous plants such as Agapanthus and Hemerocallis.

His vegetable garden keeps his home well stocked with potatoes, leeks and carrots among others and he can give invaluable advice on starting your own vegetable and fruit plots. Justin enjoys sharing his knowledge, enthusiasm and love of plants with Powerscourt Garden Pavilion customers!

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