Gardening Gift Shop Grows

Pateley Bridge business, Sticks ’n’ Stones, expanded into a second shop in Kings Court this week with the launch of a second unit, formerly Swish Flowers. In addition to their range of handmade candles, lip balms, and garden gifts, the new shop will also sell plants, cut flowers and bouquets.

The garden design and landscaping side of Sticks ’n’ Stones has been operating successfully for 18 years, with garden related gifts, hand painted plant pots, and tea lights available from their original Kings Court shop. When shop owner, April Lascelles, learned that Pateley Bridge’s existing flower shop intended to close the unit directly opposite, she jumped at the chance to expand.

April told us “My passion is encouraging people to shop locally by offering handmade products, using as many recycled and locally sourced ingredients as possible. Since launching this week, we have been pleasantly surprised that the new shop has been even busier than we anticipated, with lots of lovely feedback from locals and visitors alike.” The new shop unit has been kitted out using recycled materials, and the colourful handmade candles are poured into recycled jars and bottles.

With the end of the school term on the horizon, gifts and flowers for teachers have been popular. Prints by talented local artist, Gill Kirk, have also been flying out fast. The new range of cut flowers, plants, and bouquets are the perfect complement to the shop’s gardening gifts.

It’s fantastic to see dynamic local people growing their independent businesses, helping to keep Nidderdale’s shopping experience vibrant and sustainable. With creative gifts you cannot buy anywhere else, we wish Sticks ’n’ Stones the very best with their venture.

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