A NEW shop is set to open in Herefordshire this month after its grade-II listed building was renovated.

Experienced garden designer and horticulturalist Stacey Gibson will be bringing new life to an empty high street shop by opening Dor’s Garden in Ross-on-Wye on April 15.

The grade-II listed building was formerly home to Harrison Clark Rickerbys Inc Shawcross, a solicitor with roots in Ross going back to 1820.

But the building has been vacant for several years after the solicitors moved.


The building’s old carpet has gone, and it will be replaced with a light and bright authentic oak flooring, she said.

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“I’ve always had a passion for plants and gardening, so opening a gardening shop, named after my Nan, fulfils a lifelong ambition,” said Ms Gibson, who studied professional garden design at Cotswold Gardening School.

“I’m so excited to opening my new shop in Ross to offer the town’s people some gorgeous plants and gardening goods, and to share my passion and my belief in all the benefits that gardening can bring to a person.”

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Ms Gibson’s was born and raised in Herefordshire has worked as a horticulturalist and a garden designer for 12 years.


Her vision has been supported by Herefordshire Council in the form of a Revive to Thrive grant to help towards the costs of establishing the shop, and by Marches Growth Hub Herefordshire which has provided training in business skills and access to a business mentor.

“I’m very grateful for all the support I’ve received,” she said.

“It’s great to know that these schemes exist to help people like me start new business ventures.”

Find more information on www.dorsgarden.co.uk