An experienced garden designer and horticulturist is opening a new garden store on Ross on Wye’s High Street.
Local entrepreneur Stacey Gibson has acquired the lease of 6 High Street and will be opening her gardening shop, Dor’s Garden, on the 15 April.
Stacey says: “I’ve always had a passion for plants and gardening, so opening a gardening shop, named after my Nan, fulfils a lifelong ambition. I’m so excited to opening my new shop in Ross to offer the town’s people some gorgeous plants and gardening goods, and to share my passion and my belief in all the benefits that gardening can bring to a person.”
Stacey’s vision has been supported by Herefordshire Council in the form of a Revive to Thrive grant to help towards the costs of establishing the shop, and by Marches Growth Hub Herefordshire which has provided training in business skills and access to a business mentor.
“I’m very grateful for all the support I’ve received,” comments Stacey. “It’s great to know that these schemes exist to help people like me start new business ventures.”
Stacey, born and raised locally, has worked as a horticulturist and a garden designer for 12 years, after studying Professional Garden Design at Cotswold Gardening School. She is an RHS Silver Medal winner.
Formerly a solicitors office, 6 High Street Ross has been vacant for a number of years. Dor’s Garden will open its doors on 15 April.