2002 - 2003
The Gardening Circle
Although Abby Palmer just began her company The Gardening Circle in 2003, her gardening roots run deep. Her connection to horticulture spans several generations, starting with her grandfather who owned and operated a horticultural business in South England . Fifty years later, with a clear vision of her own garden shop and a passion for gardening, Abby embarked on her entrepreneurial journey and enrolled in the SE Program at Toward Excellence.
Wanting to create a place where people could come, slow down, meet their neighbours and share their own gardens, Abby completed the program and set out in search of the perfect location. She has worked hard to create a true gardener's haven where people can escape the frenetic pace of life, connect with like-minded souls, and get excited about gardening.
Specializing in hand-crafted garden accessories made by local artists, the shop offers garden accents ranging from fountains, metal statuary and garden bistro sets to hurricane lanterns, candles and floating tea-lights. Customers will be able to take advantage of in-store workshops and exciting guest speaker events - all geared towards expanding people's experience of gardening.
In addition to the store, The Gardening Circle's community extends to online. Abby's website is packed with visually stunning images designed to mirror the atmosphere of the shop and spark her customers' imagination so they can take new ideas home for their own gardens. With the site already live, Abby is working closely with her web-designer to add e-commerce capabilities so that customers will have the option of shopping online with products delivered directly to their door.
Come Visit Abby in person at The Gardening Circle at 9193 Glover Road , Fort Langley.
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