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OUR TOP 10 PLACES OF INSPIRATION OF THE YEAR

OUR TOP 10 PLACES OF INSPIRATION OF THE YEAR

Around this time of year we like to think back on the year that's ending.

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...!

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BIG BLACK FRIDAY PROMOS!

BIG BLACK FRIDAY PROMOS!

This Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend, it's time to turn this 'little red dot' green!

We'll be offering our BIGGEST EVER DISCOUNTS across our biggest ever range of products!

With more than 50 new products just launched, here's your chance to get beautiful plants and planters for home at HUGELY discounted prices. Because the world needs more plants, period.

Promotions run from Friday 29th November to end of Monday 2nd December.

Part 1 - Available Friday 29th Nov - Sunday 1st Dec IN OUR STORES

10% off EVERYTHING, no questions asked!

20% off EVERYTHING if you're a Tumbleweed Member!

50% off (yes, 50%!) A RANGE OF MORE THAN 50 PRODUCT LINES (INCLUDING NEWLY LAUNCHED LINES) MARKED WITH A LITTLE GREEN DOT!

Join the treasure hunt and take away great looking plants and pots at stunning value prices ahead of the holiday season!

Part 2 - Available from 0:00-23:59 Monday 2nd Dec ONLINE

15% off EVERYTHING, and the convenience of delivery, which is free when you spend $100.

Take your pick from our huge range at outstanding value from the comfort of your sofa!

Notes

*offers exclude gift vouchers, shipping and repotting fees

**You must be a member before placing the order to get 20% off. Sign up HERE.

***Please help us reduce paper waste by bringing your own bag

****No reward points or redemptions will be issued during the promotional period

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TUMBLEWEED @ THE BOUTIQUE FAIR 15-17 NOVEMBER

TUMBLEWEED @ THE BOUTIQUE FAIR 15-17 NOVEMBER

It's time for this year's Boutique Fair gifting edition!

The Fair is bigger than ever this year with a brand new room of niche brands, and a total of 7 distinct halls over 2 floors.

Tumbleweed will be there in force with our biggest ever set up for a pop up event! We'll be launching multiple new product lines, offering 'at the fair only' promotions and of course showcasing some of the best looking plants around.

Find us on the 3rd floor in the Boutique Social room and GET THERE EARLY to get the good stuff!

Our Joo Chiat and Tiong Bahru stores will be open as usual so you have 3 options to get your plants with style this week!

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"INTO THE WEEDS" - NEW VLOG BY TUMBLEWEED!

"INTO THE WEEDS" - NEW VLOG BY TUMBLEWEED!

Today we launch a brand new bi-weekly VLOG, Into the Weeds!

Every 2 weeks we'll be taking a short deep dive into plant care, styling and all things houseplant related, with our focus firmly on the Singapore perspective.

Episode 1 is available below to view, with tips on what to think about BEFORE you go plant shopping!

Future episodes will be sent direct to the inboxes of all Tumbleweed members. If you're not a member yet, sign up here. It's free to join and you get more free stuff just for being in the club!

OK that's enough intro, let's get "into the weeds"!

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44 NEW PLANTERS AVAILABLE ONLINE!

44 NEW PLANTERS AVAILABLE ONLINE!

Our range of planters just got even larger!

With the launch of another 35 designs and a total of 44 new products to choose from, all available to browse on our website!

With close to 300 pots, baskets, stands, hangers, gardening tools and accessories now available in our online store we have something for everyone.

All of these items are also now available in our stores in Joo Chiat and Tiong Bahru.

Click HERE to take a look and find the perfect match for your plants. 

For plants with style, there's no better or bigger choice than at Tumbleweed!

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WE'RE PLANTING TREES IN SINGAPORE

WE'RE PLANTING TREES IN SINGAPORE

Now the F1 has been and gone, time to clear the air!

Back in May, we launched a joint initiative with artist Danielle Tay to raise money and awareness about the benefits of plants to the ecological balance of our urban environment. 

From the proceeds of sales of Danielle's limited edition art prints through our stores, Tumbleweed and Danielle Tay have just donated $900 to the Garden City Fund's "Plant a Tree' campaign. This will permit 3 new CO2-eating trees to be planted in our city - a Danielle Tay tree, a Tumbleweed tree and a 'you guys' tree! 

Danielle has been busy lately; you may have seen her art on display at the rising CapitaSpring on Market Street in the CBD, Hotel Soloha in Keong Saik and the Singapore Visitor Centre on Orchard road.

Graciously, she has committed to keep producing her range of prints for this initiative exclusively for sale through Tumbleweed so long as people want to buy them. So click above or ask in store next time you visit if you're interested to get one before Danielle becomes even more celebrated as an artist.

And we'll keep planting more trees!

CapitaSpring on Market Street

 

Singapore Visitor Centre on Orchard road

 

Hotel Soloha in Keong Saik 

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THE BEAUTIFUL PLANTERS OF CAPRA DESIGNS

THE BEAUTIFUL PLANTERS OF CAPRA DESIGNS

Get some of the most stylish planters in the world, exclusively in Singapore at Tumbleweed!

Capra Designs produce some of the best looking planters around. Run by Melbourne-based artist, Bianca Lambert, Capra's planters have been a showcase range for us for the last two years and are gaining a stellar reputation in the US market. Their planters are currently available only in Australia, the US and Singapore (through yours truly!)

Their latest collection, Back to Nature, incorporates the sleek lines, simple shapes and earthy colours of Mid-Century Modern design in the desert climate of Palm Springs. And we love the designs!

First launched in our stores in May, Capra's Etch Pots, Banjo Pots and Hanging Dome Planters have been hugely popular with our customers, so we're delighted to have just restocked the collection, with each of the beautiful designs now available again in our stores!

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BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAYS!

BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAYS!

This week, Tumbleweed turns two!

We've seen some big developments in our second year with the launch of our second store in Tiong Bahru and continuing support from you, our customers, leading us to launch "the most generous customer rewards program in Singapore"*

We like a good birthday celebration and this year we have a real treat for you.

We'll be turning our stores into a veritable planters paradise with more than 40 new planter designs of all shapes, sizes and colours launching at our stores exclusively this weekend! There'll be 20 different designs at each store so be sure to check out each location.

We'll be running promotions all week, including DOUBLE SEEDS earned for all orders until end of Friday. Then if you come see us this birthday weekend we'll have even more offers, including promotions on the new range, giveaways and other treats!

See below for details of the offers. Please note you'll need to be a member to take advantage of these offers so be sure to sign up on our website (click the little green gift icon) before you visit. 

See you soon!

*said a Tumbleweed spokesperson

 

      Notes ( PLEASE READ)

  • Reward Seeds will not be earned and rewards cannot be redeemed this weekend while the promotions are live
  • The Buy One Take Two offer cannot be used in conjunction with the free planter for orders over $200 offer
  • To reduce waste during the weekend we will not be providing our branded paper bags to customers unless you require one and pay $2 per bag. Please try to bring a reusable carrier with you.

 

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DID YOU KNOW WE'RE DOING OFFICE PLANTS?

DID YOU KNOW WE'RE DOING OFFICE PLANTS?

Many of you have created beautiful plant displays at home with Tumbleweed's help.

Do you wish you could have the same look around you at work?

Well, you can! Because we're also brightening up workspaces around the island!

Whether you work in a traditional office, a coworking space or in retail or F&B, studies show you would feel better and work more productively everyday with an inspiring, well thought-out plants display.

How do Tumbleweed's workplace plants differ?

  1. We have the best collection of planters on the island
  2. We match them with more varied, in-trend houseplant varieties and
  3. We provide styling guidance so you get a display that's guaranteed to be thought through for maximum impact.

Monthly rental packages include maintenance and free plants replacement, so all you have to do is sit back and admire your new environment.

Have a look at these pics of the displays we just created at a fintech company's new space in the reopened Funan mall.

Impressed? Then what are you waiting for... go grab your office manager and hook them up with Tumbleweed.

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HOW TO GET FREE PLANTERS WHEN YOU SHOP AT TUMBLEWEED?

HOW TO GET FREE PLANTERS WHEN YOU SHOP AT TUMBLEWEED?

Yes folks, the most generous rewards program in town is off to a roaring start!

More than 250 of you have already signed up, earning over 600 points rewards and people like Nikki, Vivian and Sian Lee have taken away free planters or got money off their orders.

Now everytime you buy great looking plants at Tumbleweed you can earn towards getting beautiful planters for them for free! But we're not stopping there... today we launch a new feature - Referral credits. Get a friend to sign up and earn even more points.

A few examples:

- Danny signs up (100 seeds), follows us on Instagram (50 seeds) and spends $50 with us (50 seeds). He earned a free Geometric pot!

- Elaine signs up (100 seeds), follows us on Instagram and Facebook (50 seeds each) and it's her birthday this week (a whopping 200 seeds). She earned a free Terrazzo cube, without spending a dollar!

- Yin Ki visits our Tiong Bahru store and spends $200. Our staff advise her to sign up (100 seeds), so she gets another 200 seeds for her purchase. She then follows us on social media (100 seeds) and refers two friends, who each make an order online (qualifying her for 200 more seeds). When she visits our Joo Chiat store that weekend she spends $150 (150 seeds). She earned a free Cape Town planter in a week!

Signing up is easy - just click on the little green and black gift icon in the bottom right of the screen and input your details.

Enjoy plant shopping at Tumbleweed even more now with easily attainable, meaningful rewards for people who like plants with style!

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