Gardens by Howbert & Mays

We have been designing and planting gardens for more than fifteen years; mainly private gardens but also some public spaces. Our garden design style is based on an understanding of plants and materials, well arranged and sensitive to each site. We are happy to work on gardens of all sizes and budgets. We offer a range of different garden design servces. Most popular is a once-off garden consultation service, where we advise on layout, planting and materials, as well as practical 'how-to' advice, plant identification and management and so on. This is enough for many people to get started on their project. For larger projects, we offer a full design, supervision and planting service if required. We charge €250 for a consultation (Dublin area), and quote for larger jobs requiring drawings and multiple site visits. Please use the 'Contact us' page so send an enquiry.

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Monkstown garden by the sea >>>


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Community Centre in East Wall, Dublin 1 >>>

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Planting ideas for around the house: rooting the house in its site >>>

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Some gardens by the sea >>>

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Island View Garden, Dalkey >>>

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Ranelagh Garden >>>


Georgian Villa near the sea, Co Dublin >>>

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Back gardens: a selection >>>

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Collaborations with Fitzpatrick and Mays Architects >>>

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City Gardens, Dublin >>>

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Back garden in Dublin 4 >>>


Wild Garden, Foxrock, Co Dublin >>>

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City Garden - The Urban Jungle - Dublin >>>


Seaside garden, Sandymount >>>


Long garden, Sandymount >>>


Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin >>>


Blog pieces on garden design, materials and gardening techniques>>>