A love for flora and community inspires a botanical boutique in Salt Lake City.
“It had to be plants,” says Melinda Meservy, who traded in a stressful corporate career to create Thyme and Place, a self-described botanical boutique connecting people with plants and each other, located in the heart of Salt Lake City. “I wanted to do something that would make me and other people happy,” she says.
This is not your traditional flower shop or nursery, but rather a light-filled store where offerings and displays are fueled by Meservy’s love for plants, community, and local and responsible sourcing. A DIY potting station anchors the lofty space while draping greenery, macrame hangers and signs dangle from a cleverly crafted pulley system above. Lively displays of carefully-chosen houseplants, baskets and artisanal pots top tables and shelves crafted from recycled materials. Gift cards, art pieces, décor items and gardening supplies fill in the gaps. The charming shop hosts classes and activities and also houses Green Thread Herbs, an herbal apothecary and plant medicine boutique. thymeandplaceslc.com
INSTA’S IT PLANT
The Pilea Peperomioides, aka Chinese money plant, is an Instagram darling with more than 70K # posts (and growing). This hard-to-find, easy-to-grow plant is a favorite dweller at Thyme and Place. “They are such perky, adorable plants,” says shop owner Melinda Meservy.