Mint Plants was borne out of a sheer frustration at the lack of variety available to UK households when it comes to indoor greenery. As our obsession with houseplants grew, so did the amount of money spent on dodgy auction websites trying to find weird and wonderful plants for the windowsills.
Mint is ran out of 24 Long Street by Hayley, and the other half of the shop houses LoobyLou Yarns - a luxury wool and yarn shop ran by Tina (Hayley's mum). When we decided to open a shop, we talked about doing it under one roof. It initially sounded a little unorthodox, however upon viewing 24 Long Street - the old 'lovely' shop to Wotton locals - we had to take it.
Within 6 weeks the builders had completely revitalised the place, turning it from a dusty wreck into a bright and airy new shop. An original parquet flooring had been discovered under the carpet, as well as gorgeous floorboards in the back room. The original bookshelves had also been restored, ready for us to stuff with gorgeous luxury yarn and tropical plants.
Opening day came on Saturday 15th September, Nanny Pat provided the homemade cakes and we had a brilliant day. Here's to a long life serving all things home and lifestyle to the lovely folk of the West Country.