Rachel Doyle


Founder of The Arboretum and board member of the horticultural division at Board Bia, Rachel Doyle knows what it means to grow a business.

From a small set up in her back garden 40 years ago to a thriving world-class business today, Rachel has managed to create a unique horticultural experience out of pure passion and devotion to what she loves. A qualified horticulturalist with a serious flair for business, Rachel has contributed something truly special to both the garden and retail industry in Ireland. As Ireland’s first 5 star garden centre The Arboretum has transformed the sector into something that far exceeds expectations and sets the standard for what garden retail is today.

Raising her family along side the business, The Arboretum is a modern family business that puts people and innovation to the fore. Employing 90 people and with thousands of customers, people are central to the success and energy of the business. Never afraid to try something new and devoted to delighting the customer, it’s Rachel’s focus on retail innovation, customer service and providing quality product that has made The Arboretum the lifestyle experience it is today.

Promoting Irish Horticulture at home and abroad, Rachel Doyle is a true champion of the Industry and continues to inspire people with her instinct for business and passion for plants.

Year: 2018
Category: Industry
Sector: Consumer Products & Retail


Address: Carlow

Twitter: @ArboretumGC