Cornwall LivingIssue #120

Plants, people and planet

We discover a company born out of a love for Cornwall, its natural beauty and its distinctive plant life.

Chris Plant and his family have horticulture in their DNA. Chris’ parents ran a successful garden centre in Sussex where Chris spent his early years. He then completed an apprenticeship in horticulture and landscaping before setting up his own landscaping business. On moving to Cornwall, with his wife Laine and their children in 2003, Chris quickly teamed up with Mid Cornwall Landscaping and ran the company as Manager for 12 years before taking over the business in 2017. Wanting to expand the business, Plants of Cornwall was the obvious next step. Chris has a clear vision for Plants of Cornwall, wanting it to become more than just a plant supplier; rather using the business as a gateway to helping people find clarity and creativity through gardening, adding to important conversations about why looking after nature is as important as looking after our wellbeing.

For the last 30 years, Chris has created beautiful green spaces and gardens and is passionate that gardening and the outdoors benefit our health and environment. It seemed only right to share this with others, which is why Plants of Cornwall was started. “Whether you are an experienced gardener with an established garden or just starting out with a few pots and containers, we hope to help and inspire you to get the most from your green spaces. We aim to provide locally sourced, quality plants in an environmentally responsible way and to bring a touch of Cornwall to you, wherever you are,” explains Chris.

The plant range has been carefully selected, inspired by the unique Cornish landscape and climate, with a specific range of plants, plant mixes, and garden accessories chosen to help you achieve your garden dream. From coastal plants and grasses inspired by the Cornish clifftops and dunes, palms and succulents that emulate some of Cornwall’s famous subtropical gardens, to perennials, trees, and shrubs that attract pollinators, all encourage wildlife and consequently benefit the environment. Spring is the perfect time to start planning your planting projects so, why not get in touch or visit the Plants of Cornwall website to discover their latest offers, articles and videos on all things plants!