It’s been shown that those who regularly connect with nature feel more joy, tranquility and wellness in life. They believe that everyday should include a little magic, and a lot of plants!
Garden Shop in Land O’ Lakes brings their love for all things natural and creative by providing unique gifts of wellness that nature has to offer — in a way that is carefully crafted for the home. The clean, green, “unique boutique” inspires customers to reconnect with their roots, as soon as they walk through the door.
Bowering opened Garden Shop earlier this year in the Elite Pavers building in Land O’ Lakes. The combined expertise of the local businesswomen at Garden Shop makes for a tranquil learning environment, great for any seasoned green thumb or plant novice.
The store’s focus is on houseplants that stand alone, as indoor decor. The shop also features driftwood carefully crafted with natural elements of moss, plants, shells, wood flowers and more. Some plants such as bromeliads, orchids and air plants actually attach themselves to the wood, making it truly a beautiful one-of-a-kind design of living art.
“The earth grounds us. Planting is an essential part of our well-being,” said associate Nicole Clancy. Clancy has had experience is garden centers before working at Garden Shop.
Every avenue you can explore while visiting — essential oils, hand soaps, candles, bug repellent, lip balm, lotions, salt scrubs — all will lead back to the importance of plants. For example, most mosquito repellent contains harmful DEET that puts your health at risk with cancer-causing chemicals. They also carry organic plant fertilizers as well. Garden Shop provides the safe, plant-based alternative.
“Everything here is all natural,” said Clancy, “and everything here gets its proper attention.”
This specialized attention is evident in the stock Garden Shop is able to carry. Air plants have been popular among shoppers as of recent, however, most larger stores choose the cheaper option due to lack of required care. Garden shop is able to host a variety of more expensive air plants, as every plant in the store is individually cared for.
“We care for each of our customers, just as we care for each of our plants,” said Bowering.
Bowering has hopes to create a Terrarium Bar where customers can carefully design their own terrarium, and enjoy the art of working with tiny plants and miniature garden décor while sipping drinks. To stay up to date on all things current visit their social media or EliteGardenShop.com.
Located at Elite Pavers of Tampa, 7337 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638