Corona Virus update # 2

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23rd March 2020. We have thousands of beautiful, healthy plants, and lots of other useful things for your garden.

This is an important time in the gardening year. By purchasing from a local business like ours you are not just keeping 20 staff in employment, you are also helping to maintain the livelihoods of our many growers. We started out as an online business about 14 years ago, delivering plants in our van, several years before we had an actual shop. We called the business 'Delivering Your Garden' ( When we opened our our first actual shop in Monkstown we called it Howbert & Mays, because it sounded more like a real shop, and that's our two surnames (Tig Mays and Anthea Howbert, husband-and-wife team).

In this time of crisis, we are happy to have a comprehensive, informative website. It doesn't show everything that we actually have in stock, so if there is something that you are looking for, please ask. 

There are several ways for you make a contact-free purchase: by phoning, emailing or ordering online. We are encouraging customers to request deliveries, curbside collections or to order online. 

  1. Phone: you can order and pay over the phone. We will deliver, or you can collect from outside our shop/s: ph 01 2020027 (Monkstown office)​. Many customers choose this option. Please phone in your order / enquiry, and we will leave your items outside the shop for you to collect (Monkstown and Airfield both have loading areas, and Dunboyne has a huge car park).
  2. Online / email: you can order online or email us shop@ howbertandmays. ie  and we will deliver. Please bear with us, as we under pressure, but we will strive to offer an efficient service. Local deliveries to Monkstown, Dundrum and Dunboyne are free of charge. We deliver only to your doorstep and cannot deliver at specified times.
  3. Visit: you can currently still visit our shops where you can purchase safely with contactless payment if under €30.00 or above €30.00 with ApplePay. Monkstown: outdoor payment only. Airfield and Dunboyne are spacious, mainly outdoors, with limited numbers.
- Local deliveries: free (Monkstown area, Dundrum area or Dunboyne area)
- Nationwide courier deliveries of plants that we can safely send via DPD: €10.00
- Bulky items grass rolls, topsoil, gravel, large plants and pots, etc… : €30
Finally, if we have  to close and are unable to deliver within a useful period, we will contact you so that we can refund you.