Sunday 21 April 2019

11 places to pick up house plants in Gloucestershire

From money trees to fluffy ferns, cacti to bonsai, SoGlos rounds up some of the best places to pick up house plants in the region.

As well as helping to reduce stress and fatigue, purifying the air, sharpening focus and brightening up corners and shelves, plants make excellent additions to indoor spaces.

Whether you’re a green-fingered fanatic or an aesthetically-inspired fan of all things flora, SoGlos has compiled a list of the best places to pick up house plants for your home here in Gloucestershire.


1. Botanica Coffee Kitchen

Botanica Coffee Kitchen, which recently-opened in Cheltenham, is a beautiful coffee shop with an abundance of exotic greenery adorning every surface (including the ceiling). Fuel-up on fresh air and caffeine, whilst perusing the range of foliage on sale, all supplied by The Aroid Attic.


2. Bonsai World

As the name suggests, Bonsai World is home to bonsai trees, big and small. The award-winning and family-run nursery in Cheltenham specialises in the indoor Japanese mini-trees, some of which are over a century old. As well as being low maintenance, the trees instantly add life to small spaces.


3. Folia Planting

Cheltenham’s first indoor plant store, which opened in late 2018, is a seriously stylish destination for all your floral needs. This independent business is open between Thursday and Sunday and is owned by the lovely Lou, who knows everything there is to know about plant maintenance and customised planting design options to suit all needs.


4. The Garden Shop at Batsford Arboretum

The beautiful Batsford Arboretum is not only a good place to stroll around and stretch the legs, but the garden centre is also home to a wide-range of greenery that can be taken home. Novices are encouraged to approach the friendly and knowledgeable staff for guidance on how to begin their horticultural journeys.


5. The Flower and Garden Shop

The gorgeous Garden and Flower Shop on Henrietta Street in Cheltenham is a charming little gem for craft and flower lovers alike. Selling colourful potted plants and locally handmade jewellery, it’s an easy place to spend a few happy hours choosing some new treats for yourself or your living space.


6. Burford Garden Company

Burford Garden Company is a seriously stylish destination for all your indoor plant needs. With their selection of succulents, cacti, colourful flora to fill any nook and cranny, and a range of houseplants that come in their own compostable pots, it’s a green-fingered guru’s paradise.


7. Leaf Creative

Gloucestershire’s Leaf Creative serves delicious coffee with a side-order of horticulture, with the choice of everything from prickly cacti to decorative ferns to brighten and lighten your favourite cosy spot. Planttastic.


8. Stroud Farmers’ Market

Stroud Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday from 9am-2pm, and is a great place to pick up indoor and outdoor plants. With an array of local sellers bringing their finest flora to the table, take time to browse the stalls for whatever takes your fancy.


9. The Malthouse Collective

The Malthouse Collective in Stroud is a unique spot for shopping, whether you’re in need of one-of-a-kind interior accessories, antique or vintage pieces, or potted greenery. You’re guaranteed not to leave empty-handed.


10. Trioscape

Trioscape is an independent garden centre based on the outskirts of Gloucester. With a great selection of indoor plants and expert knowledge and advice on how to display them in all the right places, you’ll be potting like its hot.


11. Daylesford Farm

The garden shop at Daylesford is a gorgeous place to snap up sustainable plants to transform any corner or feature-shelf. The family farmland has been thriving for over forty years, and the stunning displays inside will provide endless inspiration for botany enthusiasts and interior enthusiasts alike.


By Laura Grogan

© SoGlos
Thursday 14 February 2019

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