Early March is the projected opening date for Wild Flowers, a home, gift and garden shop, in its new Eastbridge location. This will be the second location for owners Brian Tepp and Jonah Bradley who have owned a shop in the Congress Park neighborhood for 10 years. “The store is truly an experience,” says Bradley. “Beautiful scents of lush plants, sounds of water trickling from our selection of running fountains and unique gift items combine to create a truly sensory environment.”
The 2,000-square-foot shop will be divided into three large departments: Health and Plants; Home, Gifts and Jewelry; and Bath, Body and Cards for every occasion. Wild Flowers also offers classes in terrarium building, fresh flower arranging, and art. Complimentary giftwrap and delivery services will also be available.
While the pair plans to carry a similar mix of merchandise found at their Madison St. location, they will enhance their line of children’s merchandise in the Eastbridge store.
Tepp and Bradley are residents of Park Hill and are familiar with Stapleton as a live/work/shop mixed-use community. Bradley says, “We really love the development in Eastbridge and are looking forward to opening our small business and becoming a part of the neighborhood.”
“One of our favorite events of the year is Mother’s Day,” Bradley says. “Each year, we offer extended hours and a beautiful selection of gifts, houseplants and plants for outdoor containers and gardens. It’s a great way for us to help our customers begin to get ready for spring.” Looking forward to replicating the event in their new location, Bradley and Tepp see it as a perfect opportunity to introduce themselves to the community.
Wild Flowers is known for its “mascots”—animals who make themselves at home during business hours and delight and entertain customers. “At the Madison St. store, we have a couple of dogs, a frog named Carlton and a goldfish pond. We will definitely have an array of store animals in our new location—perhaps even some colorful birds,” Bradley says. These special “greeters” help make the Wild Flowers experience special for animal lovers of all ages.
Regular store hours are Mon.–Sat. from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 11am to 5pm. Visit www.wildflowershome.com or call 303. 333.4050.