Plant Drop - Monday - 6pm
We were really looking forward to visiting Botanical Babe and supporting an independent. While we do fully appreciate the importance of pricing stock to cover costs etc, we found the plants to be extortionately priced for something quite run-of-the-mill. We spent £59 and sadly left feeling disappointed with our purchases (especially when identical plants in better condition are in Stermat at a quarter of the cost..).
Again, money isn’t everything and we did make a conscious decision to support an independent trader but I am left wondering why the stock appears to have been marked-up so highly. While I would love to say we will return, if I may offer my suggestion: Botanical Babe could offer something specialist in order to support those kinds of price tags. I’m no expert, but the (very friendly) service I received did not teach me anything new (despite me asking lots of questions to prompt the staff to elaborate), and the selection of plants wasn’t greater than a (cheaper) garden centre.
I honestly wish you all the very best in business but i don’t feel I could justify another £60 trip, especially when the same items came to about £16 in Stermat.
Again, money is not everything and it’s importsnt to support local. Wishing you well and congratulations on having your space. If funds allow, we would like to support you again one day.
This is just my opinion and I’m sure lots of people would disagree with me.