Get to Know Us
Henleaze Garden Shop wants to encourage everyone to give gardening a try. From beginners to seasoned gardeners, we’re ready to help make your space greener. Staff at Henleaze Garden Shop have over 200 years years of experience and a wealth of horticultural qualifications between them.
Our Garden Shop boasts a diverse selection of plants and pots, all of which are constantly changing. Make sure to visit our nursery to discover an oasis full of plants and gardening supplies for sale.
Henleaze Garden Shop
The Henleaze Garden Shop was founded by John Stenner in 1946, shortly after the Second World War. Back then John, and his wife Vera, had little to sell and would sit in the yard with the shop's cat to keep them warm.
Thankfully, the couple persevered and over the years the shop grew into the Aladdin's Cave we know today. It is now the oldest independent business in Henleaze.
Henleaze Garden Shop now sells a massive range of gardening supplies including; indoor and outdoor plants, cut flowers, compost, tools, children's gardening supplies, pet supplies, gifts, and vouchers.
Robert has been with the business since 1981 taking over from his father John Stenner. Robert has expanded the shop to cover two properties on Henleaze Road turning the Garden Shop into the Aladdin's cave we know today.
Matthew became a partner in 2015 after gaining his HND in horticulture from Pershore College. Matthews' specialist subject is pests and diseases and enjoys growing rare varieties of chillies.
You will always find Jeff outside in amongst the plants, creating beautiful displays. With an encyclopaedic knowledge of plant life Jeff is often able to source rare varieties you are unable to find elsewhere.
Ian has been with the shop since he was 16 years old! He has worked his way up from retail assistant to managing the shop! Ian handles all the deliveries and you will often see him zipping about in the shop van delivering all of your plant and garden supply orders.
Digital Media Co-ordinator
Amy looks after the digital media side of the business running the website and social media. Amy also studied at Bristol Botanical Garden completing the RHSL2 course, you will often find her pottering outside tidying up the plants.
Pet Department Co-ordinator
Sarah looks after the pet department, qualified as a Vet Nurse she over sees the procurement of all pet products making sure we only stock the very best for your fluffy family members.
Retail Assistant/ Pet Department Facilitator
You will often find Luke lifting all of the heavy plant pots and bags of gravel. Completing a qualification in brick laying he is great person to ask for hard landscaping advise. Luke also assists the Pet Department Co-ordinator in the day to day running of the Pet Department.
Jay is the Henleaze Garden Shop bumblebee. She buzzes around making sure the shop looks tip top. You will also find Jay at the till ready for a friendly chat with our customers.
Human Resources/ Accounts
Naomi works from home ensuring all the staff and vendors get paid for their hard work.
Andy has been with the shop for over 20 years; he comes into the shop once a week to give the shop a thorough clean and say hello to all of our customers. If we are lucky he will give us a rendition of a Frank Sinatra song.
Caleb is one of our newest employees! He joined Henleaze Garden Shop after completing his A-Levels and has quickly become a much loved member of the team.