Grow at the Skim will open on 28th November at the Skimmington Castle Pub on Reigate Heath. It is the brainchild of two locals, Andy Mason and Holly Short, who want to share their passion for plants and gardening with the community. “People have a growing desire to enjoy slower, more natural and creative lives and have a better understanding of just how good gardening is for your mental and physical health. We want Grow at the Skim to be a place that people will love visiting, to escape the whirlwind of life and fall in love with gardening.” says Andy.
Grow at the Skim will supply indoor and outdoor plants aiming to grow the majority themselves. The Garden Boutique, stocked by local artists and crafters, will provide items such as wooden planters, ceramic pots, willow creations, plant based candles, botanical casts and macrame plant hangers with more creators joining next year. They will also be running a variety of workshops so that their community will grow with them.
“Cultivating happy relationships and growing green is really important to us”, says Holly, co-founder, “Our aim is to run an exciting and successful business that works for everyone – our clients, our community, our team, our independent traders and the environment. We are doing a lot of research into eco-friendly gardening and will have some exciting announcements in 2020.”
Grow at the Skim is located in the grounds of The Skimmington Castle pub on Reigate Heath. Jules Hurford-Jones, landlady of The Skim, says “We are really excited about our new addition to The Skim family. It’s such a natural fit, our traditional pub is frequented by outdoor people – dog walkers, cyclists, families – all of which will love the beautiful plants, garden creations and workshops.”
Christmas at the Skim promises natural decorations, Christmas trees and traditional plants such as Poinsettias, home grown scented Hyacinths and Paperwhites. They will also be running a Christmas Wreath workshop on 4th December, where you can learn how to make a sustainably foraged, natural wreath.
More information can be found at www.growattheskim.co.uk.