Located in central Bristol, Fancy Plants is a verdant space in contrast to the busy city. After a career in communications, owner Sharon trained as a florist, but her passion for living plants led her to launch the shop last year with the help of daughter’s Liv and Scarlett, husband Nigel and her two rescue dogs.
Fancy Plants offers an array of indoor plants, along with tailored advice that empowers anyone to curate their own botanical oasis. The interior is designed to let the plants shine, but with a sustainable ethos; the shelves and tables are sourced from Bristol Wood Recycling Project and dehumidifiers recycle water for the plants.
The shop has a community feel, working together with other independent businesses on the street and organising workshops with creatives in the local area.
We visited Sharon in the shop, exercising enough restraint to not buy everything in sight, but taking away even more: a newfound respect for the power of plants.