Our journey began in June 2018 during a leisurely visit to a Sunday Market in Makati. As my boyfriend back then, who is now my husband, Heman and I strolled through the market, we stumbled upon a beautiful plant that caught our eye. Little did we know, this small purchase would sow the seeds of a much grander idea.
Upon bringing the plant home, a spark of inspiration ignited within me. I began to explore the online landscape, searching for a place where plant enthusiasts like us could easily find and purchase quality greens. To my surprise, there was a void waiting to be filled. It was in that moment that I turned to Heman, and shared my newfound vision with him. With unwavering support, he guided me in sourcing supplies, and together, we embarked on a journey that would forever change our lives.
Our initial shop was named "Plants Philippines," reflecting our commitment to showcasing locally sourced plants. We labored tirelessly to create a brand that was truly unique, putting our hearts and souls into every aspect of our business.
As our customer base expanded, we realized that our name needed to better capture the essence of our venture. In 2019, we rebranded ourselves as "Spruce Plant Shop". This name better conveyed our dedication to offering the finest quality plants and products.
Our dream extended beyond merely selling plants; we aspired to create a haven for plant enthusiasts, a place where people could conveniently find everything they needed. Our goal was to bridge the gap between humanity and nature, to facilitate a deeper connection with the natural world.
In 2024, we undertook another significant transformation, reemerging as "Hillside Garde." No longer limited to potted plants and gardening tools, we pledged to broaden our horizons, delving into landscaping for residential and commercial spaces.
Whether you are a new plant parent or a seasoned green thumb, our commitment remains unchanged. We understand the profound stress-relief and peace that plants can offer, and we strive to make this experience accessible to all. Join us in making the world greener, more beautiful, and more connected. For there is nothing quite as magical as the profound joy that plants bring to our lives, and we are dedicated to sharing that magic with the world.