Groovy Plants Ranch, a popular destination plant shop just 30 miles north of Columbus, Ohio, announced the purchase of 11 additional acres in March, allowing it to multiply its plant offerings and host more events including plant workshops, a Succulent Solstice festival, its first crafts fair and plenty of weekend food trucks.
“When we first opened our doors seven years ago, we dreamed of becoming a destination plant store, and thanks to the overwhelming support of the community we’ve blown away our expectations,” says Jared Hughes, who together with his wife Liz co-owns the one-of-a-kind plant store known for its unusual plants and ‘70s Western vibe.
Now, 15 years since its foundation as a wholesale greenhouse, the business has rapidly grown with the spike of interest in houseplants and gardening. Take a look at some of their groovy offerings!
9) In 2007, while working through college at Foertmeyer and Sons Greenhouse, Jared fell in love with plants. The desire to grow as many plants as possible, paired with a natural entrepreneurial spirit led him to begin propagating succulents and other unique plants in his limited free time. Their low care and ease of propagation made them a perfect starter crop for a full-time college student and greenhouse employee. In this photo, Jared poses in front of his hardy Japanese banana tree (Musa basjoo).
10) The Groovy Volkswagen is a popular spot for guests who are eager to post their visit on Instagram. GPR is quite active on the social media platform, and often shares stories with their 39,000+ followers about new arrivals, events and more.