You didn’t painstakingly pick out those plants, pick the perfect spot for them and maybe even give them a name thinking that they’d suddenly wilt, turn brown, drop leaves or shrivel up entirely.
There’s no shame in it — we’ve all had our fair share of plants meet their end while in our care.
But keeping your plants alive and thriving is simple when you’ve got the right tools and the right knowledge.
That’s why, as 2 experienced Horticulturalists, we’re on a mission to make plant care easier and more beautiful with our curated selection of functional accessories, good quality materials and easy to understand info.
In short, we’re making dirty work delightful.
We wouldn’t be very good plant people if we didn’t also do as much as we could to minimise our impact on the environment.
As PROUD 1% For The Planet members, 1% of all sales (regardless of profitability) are donated to environmental causes and organisations.
Beyond donating, we’re also obsessively waste considered — which means minimising plastic and being as sustainable as possible, from Day One.
Just a few ways we walk the sustainable walk:
Our range of Plant Runner products comes in beautiful glass bottles instead of plastic
Orders are packaged using recyclable paper tape and, when necessary, eco-friendly packing peanuts
We don’t stock or create anything we, as 2 experienced horticulturalists and avid plant lovers, wouldn’t use ourselves
We try not to stock products made from plastic, or that rely heavily on environmentally UN-friendly packaging
Where possible, we work with local businesses for product development, parts and packaging to reduce our carbon footprint
We work with a bank that doesn’t invest in fossil fuels, instead putting money into renewables and the local community
We also know there’s always room to improve and are constantly evaluating what we’re doing, and how we can do better.
We’re always learning and love feedback or suggestions, so feel free to contact us!
Co-founder Duncan is a warm and generous plant-lover who loves a yarn about what you’ve got growing at home.
His background in horticulture qualifies his green thumb, and he has applied his knowledge and passion in the community, residential and corporate sectors.
Duncan balances beauty and function for green spaces and values the positive impact they have on those people who use them.
While travelling through New York he visited an impressive pop-up plant installation that immersed him into nature and greenery in one of the most iconic concrete jungles in the world. This experience would go on to inspire him and Dom to create their own oasis of plants in a vintage truck fondly known as The Plant Runner.
Co-founder Dominic is a creative, entrepreneur and horticulturist, thriving in diverse environments - he usually takes the grown over path on bushwalks. Dom has travelled extensively locally and internationally as a musician.
At home he’s drawn back to nature having grown his residential and commercial gardening business since 2011. His green thumbs have sculpted, designed and grown some of Melbourne’s unique and sought after gardens.
As a proud Dad he’s passionate on growing a better future for the next generation and educating small hands about the beauty and pleasure in nature.