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Design Grow Sell: A guide to starting and running a successful gardening business from your home by Sophie Davies

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CHAPTER 2. Thinking Outside the Box

RUNNING YOUR OWN gardening business doesn’t necessarily mean setting up a straightforward maintenance company, opening up a nursery, becoming a landscape designer or a gardening coach as those profiled in this chapter show.

The inspiring gardeners we will meet here have used their love of plants and gardening to carve out exciting, unusual businesses doing something they love.

Ethical Businesses

Streetscape (profiled below) is one of a growing number of social enterprises, thriving despite an economic downturn. These companies exist to bring about positive social and/or environmental change, investing money made back into the business, rather than paying out large salaries to its owners, or dividends ...

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