The Plant Workshop started with Steve's obsession around interiors and house-plants. A photographer by trade, Steve went onto study dietetics (totally unrelated, yes?) and once he finished his degree, he worked as an acute and community dietitian for a couple of years at The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton. Something just didn’t fit and it took a while to realise he needed a creative outlet. ‘Square peg in a round hole’, perhaps? There came a time when this burning desire to move back into a more creative role and yes, surround himself with lovely house-plants, pots, accessories and photographs.
For a long time, David fantasised with the idea of having a social space filled with house-plants and accessories. Encouraging people to come together, chat all things plant-related, maybe put the world to rights? Being able to eye up, appreciate and buy plants and accessories was just the icing on the cake! Obviously, it needed to be a viable business but a business that’s environmentally conscious and passionate about the community. Plants are sustainable. They lift your mood. And clean the air. And transform spaces. David couldn’t have brought you The Plant Workshop without Steve’s support (he’s got amazing technology/organisational skills and he married him !)