New garden centre sprouts up at iconic Clare Street location

Howbert & Mays’ new store will occupy former Greene’s bookshop premises, more recently home to Jermyn’s

29th November, 2020
New garden centre sprouts up at iconic Clare Street location
Howbert & Mays, the garden centre chain, was set up by husband and wife team Anthea Howbert and Tig Mays in 2002. Picture: Fergal Phillips

One of Dublin’s best-known shops is set to become a garden centre as its owners believe the pandemic has led to a growing demand for house plants, particularly among city dwellers.

Howbert & Mays, the garden centre chain, was set up by husband and wife team Anthea Howbert and Tig Mays in 2002. Its launching a new store on Clare Street in December in the unit formerly occupied by Greene‘s bookshop.

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