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 of experience and a wealth of horticultural qualifications between them.
Our Garden Shop boasts a diverse selection from plants to pet food. Our stock changes with the seasons so there is always something new to discover! Visit our nursery to discover a hidden oasis of plants and supplies, and speak to our staff for expert advice and tips.
WE'VE BEEN OPEN FOR 75 YEARS
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 only the shop's cat to keep them warm!
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 goods including; indoor and outdoor plants, pots, seeds & bulbs, cut flowers, compost, tools, children's gardening equipment, pet supplies, gifts, vouchers, and so much more.
Building Green Communities
Robert has been with the business since 1981 when he took over from his father, John Stenner. Robert expanded the shop to cover two properties on Henleaze Road, creating the much larger oasis of greenery we know today.
Matthew became a partner in 2015 after gaining his HND in horticulture from Pershore College. His specialist subject is identifying and treating various pests and diseases. He also enjoys growing rare varieties of chillies.
You will usually find Jeff in the yard, where he creates beautiful displays of our vast selection of plants. Jeff has an encyclopaedic knowledge and is often able to source rare varieties of plant that you won't find elsewhere.
Ian started as a retail assistant when he was 16, and now manages the shop and deliveries. You will often see him out and about in the shop van delivering all of your plant and garden supply orders.
Jay is one of our lovely retail assistants who keep the shop running on a day-to-day basis. You'll find her buzzing around making sure the shop is looking tip-top, or at the tills ready for a friendly chat!
Caleb is one of our newest employees and has just finished his A Levels. He works with Jay on the day-to-day running of the shop.
Andy has been a valued member of the shop for over 20 years. He comes by once a week to give the shop a thorough clean and chat to our customers. If you're lucky he might serenade you with a Frank Sinatra song!
Although you won't see Naomi in the shop she does vital work behind the scenes, making sure all our staff and vendors are well taken care of.
Pet Department Co-ordinator
Sarah is a qualified vet nurse and manages our pet department. She makes sure we only stock the very best supplies for your fluffy family members.
Strong lad, Luke, makes lifting the heavy plant pots and bags of gravel look easy! Luke has a qualification in brick laying and is great person to ask for hard landscaping tips. He also assists Sarah in the day to day running of our pet department.
Assistant to Yard & Shop Manager
You will often find Amy in the yard caring for the plants and creating displays with the Yard Manager Jeff.
Digital Media Editor
Hazel works from home editing the website and other digital media. Her Cocker Spaniel, Maya, is the chief dog treat taster for the shop!