EXPERTISE - We are changing the way you shop for houseplants.
Green Lady Gardens™ is changing the way you shop for houseplants.
"But I kill plants!" No. You don't kill plants; you've just never had the right one. Most stores and nurseries don't help you find the most suitable plants for your lifestyle and living environment. They also don't provide on-site education or send you home with proper and detailed care information. As a result, you are often set up for failure instead of success. GLG's founder, Jessica, is here to change that. She wants you to be not just successful, but empowered.
Jessica knows a prosperous houseplant relationship is based on 3 things:
1) Finding a houseplant that matches your light conditions, experience, and
2) having healthy options to choose from; and
3) knowing proper care when you go home.
When you visit GLG you will use a one-of-a-kind assessment system to find houseplants that match your skill level and living environment. Then, you will choose a specific houseplant (or two or three) from inventory that was hand-picked for happiness and healthiness from a trusted local greenhouse. Finally, you will receive on-site houseplant care education (if you'd like) and you will take home a unique care card for all or most of your houseplant purchases. Our goal is for you to leave confident and ready to have a prosperous relationship with plants.
There is a plant for everyone. Let's find it together!
EXPERIENCE - We want you to leave filled with joy, empowered to own plants, & inspired to live creatively.
Jessica grew up in Southern California and spent a lot of time in colorful San Diego, a city defined by its Latino art and design aesthetic. Later in life, she traveled and studied conservation in various countries. Jessica found that she felt more positive, playful, and inspired in cultures, communities, and cities that embraced the use of color. The bright blue doors on homes in Western Mongolia, Aboriginal dot art in Australia, and vivid textiles in Peru brought her immense joy. As she collected these organically occurring moments of positivity and connection, committing to a life of joy became a core value.
When designing the Green Lady Gardens' storefront, Jessica’s goal was to spark, share, and spread joy. She did this in the best way she knew how - through an immersive experience of plants and colors. In many ways, the GLG storefront has become an artistic expression of Jessica’s personality. The store draws inspiration from some of her most vivid memories from her travels and studies, including the bold Mexican pottery from her childhood and the nature and colorful artisan textiles of Latin America.
When you visit Green Lady Gardens, you will find healthy and happy plants, a large selection of colorful pottery, unique home decor items, handmade items from local and international artisans, and plant related tools and accessories.
ETHICS - We are committed to socially responsible & culturally conscious business practices.
Since day one, GLG has been committed to socially responsible and culturally conscious business practices that benefit and show respect for the Latino* communities we draw inspiration from. Our business practices include:
—Sourcing as many products as possible from fair trade organizations and local or international artisans. In particular, we source all Latin American products from fair trade organizations, Latino family-owned businesses, or Latino artists.
Meet some of our artists.
—Donating at least 5% of profits to non-profit organizations that address issues important to us. This includes environmental protection and social justice, empowering youth through the arts and environmental engagement, and supporting the Latino population of Colorado through programs that provide social, political, environmental, educational, and cultural benefits.
In 2020, we donated over $2,000 in cash and in-kind contributions! View the list of
organizations we donate to and
inquire about in-kind donations.
—Hiring a diversity and inclusion consultant for eight weeks to: 1) Lead justice, diversity, equity, and racial sensitivity trainings and discussions; 2) perform a cultural appropriation audit to ensure we have not and are not appropriating culture in order to prevent any individual harm that such a perception may cause; and 3) help us better communicate our business practices, history, ethics, and values.
—Sharing the joy and therapeutic benefits of plants with diverse students in Title 1 schools through the owner’s foundation, Primary Plants, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. We are currently looking for schools and classrooms to collaborate with.
Learn more about Primary Plants.
—Supporting and promoting Colorado’s Latino artist community by featuring a new local Latino artist every month. Learn more about
this month’s featured artist.
—Being a member of the Art District on Santa Fe. We are always looking for ways to deepen our engagement with and support of this community that we call home.
Contact us to explore collaborations.
* We value, respect, and support non-binary individuals and the inclusive sentiment of “Latinx.” However, this term excludes the monolinguist Spanish-speaking community that does not recognize and cannot pronounce the word. After much research and discussion, GLG has chosen to abide by Spanish language rules and use “Latino”. Please let us know if you prefer to be called “Latinx” and we will gladly do so. We welcome civil discussion about this issue.