I live in the fantastic University city of Cambridge, creating lovely terrariums (bottle gardens), and pairing gorgeous house plants with beautiful pots.
I have worked as a professional gardener for over 20 years, having my own gardening business for 12 of those years. I love working outside and growing, planting and tending beautiful plants.
With Small and Green I wanted to bring plants inside people’s homes. House plants and terrariums can provide calming green spaces for even the smallest dwelling. Plants have been shown to improve people’s health and happiness, reducing stress and some even help to purify the air! Caring for them can give you a sense of wellbeing and inner confidence and they don’t have to be expensive. I stock a variety of sizes to suit everyone’s budget.
I source the plants from the UK wherever possible. However some are imported from Holland but the cacti and succulents come from a nursery in the Midlands where they have been grown since 1973.
I try to use recycled plastic ‘inner’ pots where possible when I repot plants. The glass terrariums are made with recycled glass and are sourced from British company Garden Trading.
Terrariums are the new mini garden and are so easy to care for a child could do it! I make them in a range of sizes and with a variety of different plants. There is literally one for everyone.