As well as helping to reduce stress, purifying the air and sharpening focus, plants make excellent additions to indoor spaces with their glossy greenery brightening up corners and shelves.
Whether you’re a green-fingered grower or a fan of all things flora, SoGlos has compiled a list of the best places to pick up house plants for your home in Gloucestershire.
The Fairview Gardener in Gloucester
Since its opening in 2009, The Fairview Gardener in Gloucester has specialised in house plants as well as fruit trees, herbaceous perennials, trees, shrubs and bedding plants. There are friendly staff on hand to offer advice and, after picking up the right plants for your home, you can relax in the on-site tea room with a cuppa and homemade cake.
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.
Botanica Coffee Kitchen
Botanica Coffee Kitchen in Cheltenham is a beautiful coffee shop with an abundance of exotic greenery adorning every surface (including the ceiling). Fuel-up on fab food and caffeine, whilst perusing the range of foliage on sale, all supplied by The Aroid Attic.
The Garden Shop at Batsford Arboretum
Beautiful Batsford Arboretum is not only a stunning spot to stretch your legs, but its 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.
The Aroid Attic
Located on Bath Road in Cheltenham, The Aroid Attic is a haven for house plants. Run by plant expert Charlotte, the shop stocks a range of perfect plants of all shapes and sizes which will look great in any room.
Burford Garden Company
Burford Garden Company is a seriously stylish destination for all your indoor plant needs. With its 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.
Gloucestershire’s Leaf Creative is one of the top spots for a wide range of everything from prickly cacti to decorative ferns to brighten and lighten your favourite cosy spot. Plant-tastic!
Stroud Farmers’ Market
Stroud Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday from 9am to 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.
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.
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 it's hot.
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 more than 40 years and the stunning displays will provide endless inspiration for botany enthusiasts and interior enthusiasts alike.