Howbert & Mays was established by Anthea Howbert & Tig Mays in 2002.
Both are trained horticulturists and experienced garden designers. Anthea, originally from Detroit, trained as a Professional Gardener in Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, following her degree in History from Ann Arbor, University of Michigan. Tig, from Dublin, qualified in horticulture in the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, following his degree in Art History from Trinity College, Dublin.
In 2008, while designing gardens around Dublin and Wicklow, they started an online garden centre called 'Delivering Your Garden' (dyg.ie). In 2012 they opened their 'bricks and mortar' shop in Monkstown. In 2017 they opened garden centres in Airfield Estate, Dundrum, and in Avoca, Dunboyne, Co Meath, both of which they closed in 2021. In 2020 they opened their city centre shop at 16 Clare Street, formerly Greene's bookshop. This beautiful shop brings together their love of plants with homewares and fine art.
Howbert & Mays only stocks nature-based plant care products. Outdoor plants are predominantly Irish-grown, will thrive in the Irish climate and are chosen for what they can offer to gardens and the environment. Many items are certified fair trade or organic. Gardening tools and accessories are well made and designed to last a lifetime. Materials are durable and natural, where possible. Most indoor and outdoor furniture, as well as the Biohort sheds, come from Europe.
For those with a new home or 'blank slate' garden, Howbert & Mays offers a full plant selection and supply service. With over 20 years of practical experience as gardener, garden designers and plant suppliers, plants are sourced from Ireland and abroad, and delivered to your planting project.
Assisted by a team of plant experts and horticulturists, Howbert & Mays can be your first port of call for plant and plant-related purchases. Staff can offer useful advice if needed. If you are looking for a diverse, well-chosen selection of plants, pots, furniture or homewhares, please do visit.
Tig Mays and Anthea Howbert outside their Clare Street shop in Dublin city centre.