November 2017 – a lovely write up of Battersea Flower Station, featured in the Evening Standard… read the full article here.
Means a lot to us to get such mentions – we don’t have a PR department (!) but we do all we can to be one of the best independent garden centres and florists in London, so having such lovely words written about us really does warm the cockles!
Here’s an extract:
Further west, track down the Battersea Flower Station — full marks for a great name — tucked into a long sliver of railway track land off Battersea Park Road. “The look on people’s faces when they come here,” says John Schofield, who set it up with business partner Lisa McCormack.
“Even local people are surprised. They tell us, ‘It’s like an amazing secret space.’”
Scholfield is grateful for the house plant trend which has seen sales spread more evenly through the year as young Londoners search for statement greenery to make their rental flats, balconies and courtyards feel like home.
Plants that purify the air, such as sansevieria — mother-in-law’s tongue — and peace lilies are big sellers, as well as olive trees, palms and tree ferns.