About Mint Plants

Mint Plants was born in 2018 by Hayley Stephens, out of a sheer frustration at the lack of variety available to UK households when it came 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 our windowsills.

Mint was started in a little old 1960's tobacco shop in the Cotswold town of Wotton Under Edge, alongside LoobyLou Yarns - a luxury wool and yarn shop ran by Tina (Hayley's mum). Here they are on opening day in September 2018. Hayley had 'PLANTER' on her shirt, and Tina had 'KNITTER' on hers - so that the customers knew who to ask which questions!

Hayley & Tina

After Coronavirus and various other untimely life events, Tina decided to take the wool business online, and in April 2021 Hayley took over the whole of the Wotton premises for house plants, plant pots, compost, sundries and the ever expanding range of houseplant accessories now stocked.

As the business grew, there was a need for more space and higher footfall. And so in February 2022, Mint found its new home of 226 Stapleton Road, Easton, Bristol! Hayley had lived in Easton previously, and loved the vibrancy of the place. The shop had to match the same quirky, vintage vibe that was so loved about the Wotton premises, and we couldn't believe it when a virtually identical shop front became available on Stapleton Road. 

Moving to Bristol was huge, so everything had to be perfect. We had a vision of orange and green and midcentury teak, of unbelievable wall art sitting alongside beautiful statement plants and a real showroom effect to highlight the way plants can make a home look. Everything came together pretty much as planned, and with a few breakdowns but the support of the ever growing Mint following, we did it. 

The new shop is absolutely banging, if we say so ourselves. We've got giant statement plants like a 3m tall Monstera deliciosa, plants hanging from every corner, a rare cacti & succulent shelf, tons of choice large specimens filling the window, an entire macrame and plant hanger wall, a pot wall filled with tons of options for indoor plant pots from the tiny to the terrific, a dried flower wall, artwork by local Bristol artists and some quirky signage to say the least. 

We are super proud of our new Bristol headquarters. Here's to a long life serving the community of Bristol, BS5 and beyond. We love it here already.