Deciding on a new plant is similar to going shoe shopping — you simply cannot have enough. There is always a new combination of plants out there that you don’t have yet, varying in shape, size, color, height, and even texture. The next time you’re out browsing for a new plant to add to your personal greenhouse, consider changing up your usual shop and visiting one of these local woman-owned plant stores in Indianapolis instead.
College Avenue is home to the first Black-owned plant shop in Indianapolis, The Botanical Bar. Owned and operated by Victoria Beaty, this woman-owned specialty plant shop offers high-quality and affordable houseplants, pots, soil, seasonal gardening supplies, and unique gifts. One aspect of the shop that Beaty incorporated from the beginning is that everything in the shop be made by women and women of color.
“Our goal is to inspire people by bringing them a little closer to nature through indoor plants,” Beaty said.
Psst! Want to see just how talented Beaty is? Stop by Maven Space to see some of her plants thriving outside of her store.
For those looking for a one-stop shop for all things gardening and herbs, check out Snakeroot Botanicals, a garden and herbal center. Owned by Laura Johns, Snakeroot Botanicals boasts two locations — one in Fountain Square and one in the Nickel Plate District in Fishers.
Snakeroot Botanicals’ storefronts carry an assortment of indoor and outdoor plants, as well as a variety of gardening supplies and tools needed for all of your indoor or outdoor gardening needs. A unique aspect of the garden and herbal center is that it places an emphasis on gardening being a way to improve the planet as well as our own health.
Plant moms who are on the hunt for a new baby to add to their lineup should look no further than Grounded Plant & Floral Co.
Temporarily nestled on East Washington Street at the old Angie’s List campus, this plant haven is set apart from other plant shops by its ability to do plant installations in either the home or office. The store also hosts the occasional workshop and event. Come December, Grounded Plant & Floral Co., which has been serving the Indianapolis area for five years now, will relocate to its permanent home in the Stutz building as part of its redevelopment plan.
“Grounded hopes that all of our customers have an experience when they come into the shop,” said Amanda Griffith, owner of Grounded Plant & Floral Co. “Wandering through our urban jungle, creating some peace and inspiration.”
Samantha Kupiainen is a regular Indy Maven contributor and proud plant mom to far too many succulents.
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