About Howbert & Mays Gardens

July 2020: Our shops are open, well-stocked & ready for safe, comfortable shopping. Please keep your visit brief, & bear in mind that we all need to keep our distance!

Three garden centres and one online garden shop.  Plants are chosen that will will thrive in the Irish climate, and come from Irish growers wherever possible. Tools are selected to be functional, long lasting and reliable, frequently made by long-established manufacturers. Fertilisers and growing aids are organic, nature-based. Since we set up our first shop in Monkstown in 2012, no chemical weedkillers, fungicides or fertilisers are stocked. Our website sells only a small portion of what we have in stock, so if you're a garden lover, or looking to bbuy plants, tools or something special, please drop into one of our shops.

Monkstown: Right on the street on Monkstown Crescent, we opened our doors in April of 2012. Although not a large garden centre by most standards, we manage to stock an enormous range of indoor and outdoor plants and other garden-related items, thanks to the fact that there is new stock coming and going on a constant basis. Right in the heart of Monkstown, there are plenty of other great shops, cafés and restaurants in our neighbourhood. Parking can be difficult, but just drive around the block and you're sure to find a spot quickly. Read more about Monkstown...

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Airfield: Opened in March 2017, our Airfield is situated in the heart of one of South County Dublin's great surprises: a 38 acre organic farm. Surrounded by housing on all side, Airfield Estate is a charitable institution that promotes awareness of food, sustaiability and agriculture. It's also a popular spot for local families to get fresh air a 'taste of the countryside'. Our shop here has plenty of space, and we have an extensive range of plants, pots, tools and all other garden-related items. We have a small display stand of our bulk materials, which can be ordered here, as well as some Biohort display models, and bare root plants in season. Ample car parking, toilets, as well as an excellent café and restaurant. Read more about Airfield...

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Dunboyne: Opened in April 2017, our Dunboyne shop is adjacent to the Avoca shop in Piercetown, Dunboyne. This is our newest and largest shop, with a very extensive stock that includes houseplants, a huge range of outdoor plants, our widest range of garden items such as ornaments, tools, extensive selection of pots and planters. Plants are frequently chosen to suit the needs of customers who may have bought new houses in the area, which is being developed extensively. Trees and shrubs for screening or for the smaller garden, as well as the capacity to order bulk items such as topsoil, roll-out grass and gravel. Needless to say, there is excellent car parking and a fabulous Avoca next door, with café, reastaurant, toilets and so on. Read more about Avoca Dunboyne...

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Howbert & Mays was established by Anthea Howbert & Tig Mays in 2002. Trained horticulturists, hands-on gardeners, garden designers and consultants before opening Monkstown in 2012. Most staff are qualified horticulturists who can advise on what plants to choose, or even come up with garden design ideas for you. So please drop in - there's plenty in the shops that never makes it onto this website!