• Online order delivery charges: Bulk orders such as mulch, grass sod, gravel etc that come in a truck : €35.00 per order, regardless of how large the order is. Smaller items eg tools, gadgets etc within Ireland via post: €7.50 per order. Smaller items eg tools, gadgets etc within Europe via post: €15.00 per order.
  • If you don't have a car, we can deliver. Minimum purchase for delivery is €75.00. Delivery charge is €20.00 (local areas only).
  • We are open 7 days a week in Monkstown and Clare Street. See our opening hours and locations at the bottom of this page.
  • We cannot always answer the phone. The best way to contact us is by filling in the CONTACT form.
  • We have more items in our shops that we do on our website. In  fact, most our stock is not on our website. Visit us!
  • We no longer sell plants online because plants get damaged when sent by courier. We have many hundreds of indoor and outdoor plants in our shops. Visit us!
  • If you want to purchase a plant, pot etc, either as a gift or for yourself, you can contact us and we will do our best to arrange this.
  • Bulk order deliveries (eg roll out grass, mulch, gravel etc) take approximately one week. If you need an update on your order, please use the CONTACT form.
  • We supply advice, plants and containers to hotels, restaurants, museums, galleries, offices and retail premises. For trade customers looking for this service, please CONTACT us.


Howbert & Mays was established by Anthea Howbert & Tig Mays in 2002.

Both are trained horticulturists and experienced garden designers. Anthea, originally from Detroit, trained 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 History of Art from Trinity College, Dublin.

In 2008 they started an online garden centre called 'Delivering Your Garden' ( 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, both of which they closed in 2021. In 2020 they opened their shop at 16 Clare Street, formerly Greene's bookshop. This beautiful shop brings together their love of plants with homewares and art.

Howbert & Mays 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 are well made 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.

Assisted by a team of plant experts and horticulturists, Howbert & Mays should be your first port of call for your gardening needs. Staff can offer useful advice if needed. If you are looking for a diverse, well-chosen selection of plants, pots, furniture or homewares, Please do visit.

Anthea Howbert & Tig Mays

Tig Mays and Anthea Howbert outside their Clare Street shop in Dublin city centre.


  • If you are not entirely happy with any purchase from Howbert & Mays, or damage has taken place during delivery, please contact us within 2 days of receipt of your order so that we can rectify the situation. We will replace the item or refund.
  • If you want to return an item for any reason (excluding plants) they should be returned to one of our shops, along with a receipt / order number. A full refund will be made if the condition is the same as when purchased.
  • Plants return policy: we're sorry, but we cannot accept the return of plants as their condition may have deteriorated.
  • Gift returns policy: if you wish to return a gift (excluding plants) and do not have the receipt, please bring any of the original packaging with you. If the product was purchased from us and is still in perfect condition, it may be swapped for another item or for store credit.