Changing landscape for city firm

Sam Smyth first set up his landscaping and plant rental business 30 years ago, but the last three years have been the toughest so far. During the 1990s and mid-noughties, he supplied flowers, plants and landscaping services for film sets, lavish wedd

25th September, 2010

Sam Smyth first set up his landscaping and plant rental business 30 years ago, but the last three years have been the toughest so far. During the 1990s and mid-noughties, he supplied flowers, plants and landscaping services for film sets, lavish weddings, corporate headquarters and glitzy functions.

This type of business has all but died out, and Smyth is now reliant on his garden centre on Cork Street, Dublin 8, plant rentals to a handful of...

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