Yes folks, we are sorry to say that our beloved Joo Chiat store, where we've been happily homed for the last 2 years, will be closing at the end of April :(
We WILL be back at a bigger and better location in July but regretfully we'll be out of the neighborhood for a couple of months in May and June. We'll be giving our Tembeling Road showroom a good send off with closing down sales, giveaways for your house-bound relatives and small group workshops scheduled throughout April. See details below.
26th April is the date for your diaries - the last day of trading at Tembeling Road, the day before the movers come in and last call for selfies. Hope to see you before then!
Please note: we are currently restricting customer numbers in all our stores to 6 at a time, in order to keep you and our staff safe. Please bear with us if you need to wait a while if we have 6 in store already. Mornings are usually quieter and over the month we'll have time to help you all.
Joo Chiat (Tembeling Road) closing down sales
Giveaway for our senior citizens (only at Joo Chiat)
April Workshops (Click the picture to sign up!)
We have some important news to announce in our next blog, but before we get to that we would like to hear from you guys.
About how we're doing. Are we inspiring you? Are we offering a big enough range of good value products? Are we providing service that makes your life easier?
Here's your chance to let us know what you think and, most importantly, HOW WE CAN DO BETTER. We'll be reviewing all the responses and then taking a look at what we do and how we do it, because we exist to give you what you want!
The first 100 responses will also be entitled to 50 REWARD SEEDS added to your membership account. If you don't yet have an account, don't worry we will keep the Seeds until you are set up. Thanks in advance for your feedback!
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This month we're celebrating 1 year in Tiong Bahru.
It doesn't seem long since we opened our freshly painted shutters to the neighborhood and we've loved being a part of this vibrant community every day.
At a time when it's good to reflect on the positives of home and environs, we're taking the opportunity to give a hug to 'TB' and its unique style with a series of vintage and retro themed ceramics that will be available this month in our Tiong Bahru store only.
We've also teamed up with another independent brand proudly blending the old with new in TB, OliveAnkara. For the last 2 years, OliveAnkara's bold and beautiful fabric prints have been warming up the streets of Tiong Bahru, with style!
Throughout March you'll be able to get money off at Tumbleweed and OliveAnkara's TB outlets. Spend $30 or more at one store and get $10 off at the other, with a minimum purchase of $30. Simply show your receipt from one store dated within March at the counter of the other store before the end of March to get $10 taken off your bill. Nice and simple - staying in the 'hood this month will save you $!
And the winner is...
Congratulations to everyone who inspires and entertains us in the world of the arts, whether or not you got an award this season.
We want to make our own humble homage to the plant lovers of Singapore at this time, by giving out some REWARDS.
If you're a Tumbleweed member you'll already know you get:
1. Points (we call them Seeds) every time you shop with us that earn you money off in our stores
2. Free plant care tips emailed to you biweekly, courtesy of our Video series, "Into the Weeds" and
3. Preferential access to workshops, promotions and other goings on at Tumbleweed.
You also get a chance for us to honour you in REWARDS SEASON! This year, we'll be giving a PRIZE to three of our members picked at random, to give you inspiration to keep growing in 2020. We'll be contacting you with details of how to claim your prizes.
We now have more than 2500 active members, with more than 425,000 Seeds sitting in their accounts right now!
We've just updated our Seeds rewards for 2020, check out the levels below to see what's available to you. Don't forget to claim your Seeds rewards within 1 year of earning them, before they expire.
Congrats to our winners - see you in store soon!
You're going to see a lot more workshops from us this year, starting this month with our February schedule.
We aim to do workshops with style, offering you interesting plant craft sessions that include a photo worthy piece to take away with you.
Workshops run in our stores, with a cosy and friendly atmosphere surrounded by our plant displays, but consequently spaces are limited, so you need to sign up quick and reservations are restricted to 2 people per order for members and 1 person per order for non-members.
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As the new lunar year approaches and you're thinking about how to bring positive energy into homes and workspaces, remember we have a ton of content on plants available for free.
Plants are the foundation of all life on our planet and we're going to need them more than ever in our future. We'll help you embrace plants, with a bit of style!
We're open usual hours throughout the lunar new year holidays, save for SUNDAY 26th JANUARY, when both stores will be closed.
Gong Xi Fa Cai in the year of the rat!
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Hello 2020, we've been thinking about you.
To mark your arrival, we've got brand new collections, launching today on our website.
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As 2019 draws to a close, we'd like to wish all our customers, supporters and friends a very merry Christmas and lots of health and happiness in the New Year to come.
We'll be here for you over the festive period (see our end of year opening hours below) and throughout 2020, with inspiration aplenty and all the means to get more beautiful plants in your world. See you soon.
Love, Team Tumbleweed
2019 has seen a mini explosion of interest and awareness in keeping houseplants. There are more places to buy, gaze at and get informed about houseplants, all fuelled by the envy-raising, can't-live-with-it-can't-live-without it omni-presence that is Instagram.
So, with a dose of irreverence, we decided this year to do a top 10 of the places that inspire us with plants (that aren't Instagram). Off we go, in no particular order...
1. Canggu, Bali
Almost everywhere you go in Bali, you see beautiful, seemingly effortlessly put together plant displays that capture the mood of the holiday island. But, we pick out Canggu because of its collection of cool restaurants, bars and boutiques that incorporate plants into the design in a way that leaves you itching to makeover your local neighbourhood store/bar/cafe.
2. Oaxaca, Mexico
One of the prettiest, liveliest, artsy-iest(?) cities is awash with beautiful plants that look even more stunning against the brightly coloured painted buildings of the city. And, in a country well known for Agave and Cacti, Oaxaca's botanic gardens will leave you amazed by the specimens on show.
3. Singapore Botanic Gardens
It's easy to take for granted the familiar features of home but there's no doubt that our Botanic Gardens are one of the world's great horticultural attractions. Picking a section to explore, perhaps with one of the Gardens' guides, is a great way to feel close to the natural heritage of Singapore and learn more about some of the huge range of species that live in the Gardens.
4. East London
Hipster East London is perhaps the part of the UK's biggest city that has embraced plants in the biggest and most creative way. It's in Hackney borough that you'll find inspiring plant adorned cafes and a number of London's leading plant shops.
5. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
Speaking of hipsters... Like entry number 4 above, this once run-down area that reincarnated through art has become a hotbed for creative plant-lovers and there's inspiration to be had in buckets, along with the coffee and curly moustaches.
6. Western Australia
Australia has a lot of beautiful plants and knows how to show them off. No doubt, there are plenty of inspiring places on the East Coast but it was the laid-back West Coast and in particular the small town of Busselton that inspired us to get our skates on and build Tumbleweed. At the time, home to a beautiful plant shop known as LeafLove and with some great ceramicists in the area, we owe a debt of gratitude to this part of the world.
7. Joo Chiat, Singapore
It's no coincidence that our stores are located in Joo Chiat and Tiong Bahru. Just take a stroll around either neighbourhood and you'll see that plants are a really important part of the fabric of the community. Joo Chiat is full of balconies, little gardens and reclaimed street corners that have become home to collections of varied plants, adding to the atmosphere of the heritage district.
8. Bangkok, Thailand
The world's foremost supply centre of tropical plants is a great place to be inspired. You can find plants in Bangkok that you've never seen before, including many of the rare, exotic species that light up the pages of a certain social media platform that shall remain nameless.
9. Bay Area, California, USA
This region of the world is changing has changed the way we live and that includes, in particular, how we use plants in workspaces. The technology companies of San Francisco and its surrounding counties are leading the way in redefining the workspace and are amongst the earliest adopters of innovative, large-scale use of plants in their office designs.
10. Kyoto, Japan
The country that gave the world Bonsai, Kokedama and Kusamono has an emphasis on neat, sculpted, exquisite gardens and plant displays, that runs in contrast to the jungle look currently favoured by many city-dwellers around the world. We pick out Kyoto, and its abundance of beautiful, dreamy zen gardens, as one of our top places to be inspired by the harmonious use of textures, tones and colours.
What do you think? Have you visited a place that got you thinking you needed to get more plants in your life? Or gave you an idea to do something cool with your corner plant? Drop us an email and let us know. We love hearing about it. Anything to keep us off Instagram...!Continue reading