What makes you different from a flower shop or garden centre?
When mum and I started Plants4Presents we wanted to concentrate on plants that we would like to receive ourselves. Interesting, quality plants that have the ‘wow’ factor on arrival.
Our range varies from week to week but it always includes statement plants in fruit or flower, as well as more unusual varieties and citrus trees that you just can’t find in your local garden centre or florist.
Because we specialise in gifts we know how your plant arrives is really important too. All our plants are carefully checked for quality by our plant experts at the nursery and are gift wrapped and boxed with a handwritten card. You have a choice of free containers to present your plant and we deliver all over the country next day or on your specified date.
What sort of presents are you offering for Mothers Day?
We’ve now got a range of over 100 different plant gifts with everything from pineapple plants and bergamot trees to tea plants and spring bulb planters.
This mother’s day we’re delighted to launch a new ‘Rose Lovers Gift Set’ which includes a large pot of pink roses in bloom, a pot of rose petal jelly and a delicious box of Montezumas chocolates to make mum feel really special on the day.
Is your business online only or do you have a shop?
Although we are not open to the public and don’t run a shop as such, we will be opening the nursery for local visitors for 2 days this summer. On the 28th May as part of the Newick Festival and on the 23rd July in support of the National Garden Scheme raising money for nursing charities.
For more information about these please do have a look at our website http://plants4presents.co.uk/ShowsAndOpenDays.htm
What’s the most popular sale or does it depend on the season?
Our plants are very seasonal so the most popular plant does vary from week to week. Overall our most popular gift though has to be our 3ft lemon trees. I think people like the fact these are a bit unusual and because they come with fruit they are perfect to go straight in a G&T!