"We are bold enough to believe that we too can create beautiful estates and what ties the whole thing together will be these magnificent trees, a legacy for a future generation."
~ Peadar Collins

The Founder

Educated in Warrenstown Horticultural College where his passion for the diversity and aesthetic appeal of trees was ignited and nurtured, Peadar Collins was raised on a horticultural farm in Kildorrery in County Cork, where the Irish Tree Centre is now headquartered.

Establishing the Irish Tree Centre in 1995 came naturally to Peadar, coming from a family of entrepreneurs where both parents had built their businesses from scratch. Peadar believes that the Irish landscape can be beautified while enhancing the natural environment through the planting of trees.

A father of three children, he is an active member of the community, and donates trees and services to schools, county councils and other not-for-profit players who are the builders of society.

Peadar is delighted to hear from anyone who shares his passion for preserving the environment and making their home a beautiful place to live.
"Every tree we plant is our legacy for future generations, our payment to nature for living in her garden."

Activities at the Irish Tree Centre

The Irish Tree Centre sponsors...


Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL)


Kildorrery Juvenile GAA

20th Anniversary Celebrations

27 August 2015, Kildorrery


All roads lead to The Irish Tree Centre in Kildorrery this Saturday, August 29 2015, as it celebrates 20 years in operation by hosting its Big Day Out event in support of Epilepsy Ireland.

Irish Tree Centre Founder Peadar Collins, is putting the word out that everybody is invited to attend to join in the celebrations which will run from noon until 6pm.

The Irish Tree Centre is a leading mature tree nursery serving clients nationwide, with their very own selection of both mature and semi-mature trees. Their comprehensive selection of ornamental trees, produced in their tree nurseries, or specially imported, coupled with their design and care expertise, make the Irish Tree Centre your premium partner in adding beauty to your estate.

Speaking to The Avondhu, Peadar Collins said that 1995 seems like only yesterday and that it’s hard to believe that the centre is celebrating 20 years in business already. “We hope that this open day will set us on course for the next 20 years. It’s no harm to reboot the business and shake off the recession as we are working our way out of it. Over the past 20 years we have really enjoyed working with people’s interesting projects. It’s great to do something so worthwhile that still lasts and will continue to do so. Autumn is soon coming, come and see the trees looking their best in leaf and make plans.”

This Saturday, in addition to supporting an extremely worthy cause in Epilepsy Ireland, visitors will be have the perfect opportunity to learn how to beautify their garden whilst having a wonderful family day out. Experts from The Irish Tree Centre will be on hand to give advice, answer questions and introduce visitors to their huge range of mature trees.

As it's a special day a 20% discount is on offer and all activity sales on the day go to the charity.

The 20th anniversary Big Day Out event in support of Epilepsy Ireland is jam packed with attractions for the whole family with live music from the Hilltop Hobos, the opportunity to bid for an exclusive tree-themed print by prominent artist Solimar Harper, munch on a roast pig on a spit donated by Phillip O'Brien and cooked by Adare Farms, enjoy Silver Pail ice-cream served by the Irish Tree Centre mini-chefs. There will also be free tours on a golf buggy around the centre.

The Irish Tree Centre is located just outside the village of Kildorrery and ample parking is available. Visitors can look forward to a wonderful day no matter what the weather as there are indoor as well as outdoor activities.