Leslie Terrance is a home, gift and garden company selling a large array of products for your home and garden. We spend a great deal of time searching for the very best items for your home and garden. When ever possible we recycle almost everything we use and we try to use as many fair trade suppliers as possible. Lots of our items are made locally to us too. This means a great deal to us at Leslie Terrance as it means we can support small businesses, just like us. As well as supporting local crafters we design and create a lot of our own products including our LT Dream catchers.
Ever since I was a child my Granddad taught me about gardening and plants. This is where I started to gain a real passion for the great out doors. I spent most of my childhood helping in him with his vegetable allotment and formal cottage garden. After designing and creating my own home and garden my passion grew stronger for all things in this field.
I found a love for retail after working in shops and garden centres where I completed various retail and horticultural training. I Also enjoy crafts and designing and often do this in my spare time. I quickly realised that this is what I wanted to do. So on my 24th birthday I decided to take the leap and open my own high street shop. After all the input and guidance from my granddad its seamed fitting to name it after him; Leslie Terrance.
We first opened Leslie Terrance home, gift and garden in 2014 in the quaint little town of Wymondham. Our store was created by up cycling loads of vintage furniture and re-purposing ladders, wire reels and chairs. We had a selection of local crafters items in our 'craft corner' and a huge selection of home wares and gifts. We often held different events including, our Christmas wonderland open evenings, spiritual nights and kids fun days. We were known for our big bright floral displays outside the front of our shop and our wacky window displays.
Our store in Norwich has a cool, calm and relaxed feel to it. Our chilled, but up beat music and Nag Champa incense burning adds to the effect. We love the idea of people being able to feel at home and browse though our selection of carefully selected,unique gifts and bright, colourful, healthy house plants at their own pace. We maybe small. But, you can easily get lost in your thoughts and think you are in a tropical oasis with our resident budgies tweeting in the back round. No corner of the shop is empty with house plants, hand made dream catchers and fair trade wind chimes hanging from the ceiling. We have Packed the outside of our shop with garden plants too which is a real sun trap! We might even have to put some seats our there for people to relax in...
We now have a small cafe area in the shop too. We have converted the back of the shop in to a cafe area. You can sit alongside the plants and chill out while sipping on a warm cup of something good. We also have a small selection of cakes and pastries baked freshly for us every morning to. We want every one to feel at home in our plant shop. So, don't worry you wont be bombarded with coffee talk and be confused what to choose. We can made what ever you like. we have a range or tea pigs teas and a selection of cold drinks as well as our famous hot chocolates! Feel free to have a walk around, drink in hand we don't mind. We also have a few seating areas out side the shop which is beautiful in the mid day sun.