Under the inspiring banner of ‘Peace, Love and Greenery’, Junglist Botanical Atelier opened its doors in Nailsworth’s Market Street in April 2019.
Back then, co-owners Rebecca and Gail were clearly on a mission to bring the outside in to our homes.
And as things have turned out, their timing was impeccable.
“House plants have become increasing popular over the last five years, but more recently we’ve seen a huge upsurge in demand in response to the Pandemic,” explains Rebecca.
Gail agrees: “People have been spending more time at home and have been filling their spaces with gorgeous greenery.
“As soon as you add a plant or two to your home, you realise how much energy and life they bring in. Watching them grow and caring for them is great for physical and mental health. In essence, plants make people happy!”
The journey for plants into our homes has definitely gathered pace, but why did Junglist, which also has an outlet in Cheltenham, come to Nailsworth?
That’s an easy question, says Gail: “We took a look at the vibrant community of independent shops and businesses and it was an easy decision. And Christmas underlines why: it’s a town that makes the perfect festive day out, with a wonderful atmosphere across all the shops – there’s this fizz of energy; the whole town twinkles!”
Gail and Rebecca are confident that, against the backdrop of our concerns for climate protection, their strict environmental impact policy means customers can shop without stress.
“From day one,” says Rebecca, “all of our products have been carefully chosen for their sustainability. This is definitely something we know our customers are looking for, and it’s wonderful to be surrounded by an engaged and informed community here in Nailsworth.
So, what’s topping the plant menu for Christmas?
“We’re excited to be launching a new range of Husk pots made from fully degradable coconut husk,” explains Gail. “These will add to our collection of Elho pots which are made from recycled post waste plastic by a company that’s fully wind-powered. They come in a range of stunning colours and sizes, fitting our plants perfectly!”
Beyond that, Gail, whose background is in gardening and counselling, says stock sells as soon as they can source it: “Plants make a wonderful, sustainable gift and no one can ever have too many!”