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Box & Sprout becomes part of Muddy Trowel

Box & Sprout becomes part of Muddy Trowel

Muddy Trowel acquires fellow lockdown gardening startup, Box & Sprout.

We are delighted to welcome the Box & Sprout urban gardening community to Muddy Trowel. Like us, Box & Sprout was founded during the 2020 lockdown and we have admired the work the Box & Sprout co-founders, Rob Ford and Charlie Chappatte achieved during this time. Like ourselves, they united a new generation of amateur gardeners to get into gardening, by delivering high-quality outdoor plants to help them transform their outdoor spaces. 

United by common values

Uniting the Box & Sprout community of outdoor potted plant lovers with ours felt like a natural step to take. In doing so, we want to continue to serve and support the Box and Sprout community to bring colour and joy to their gardens, balconies and outdoor spaces. 

  • Box & Sprout co-founder, Rob Ford, said: “Deciding to close Box & Sprout has not been an easy decision to make but having met the Muddy Trowel team we are confident that they will continue to nurture and support our customers with their gardening ambitions.”

Urban gardening is on the rise

Increasingly, millennials are getting out into the garden for the first time. However, with many of them leading busy lives, they struggle to find the time to get to grips with understanding what outdoor plants are right for their garden, soil type and other areas outside their home.

This is why we have focused on creating sustainable plant kits that customers can buy for garden pots, window boxes, hanging baskets and garden beds and borders. They are perfect for urban gardens as each kit comes with all the materials you need to put together an amazing floral display in even the smallest of spaces. 

Each plant kit contains a garden pot or planter of your choosing (if that’s what you are after), just the right amount of peat-free compost, step by step planting instructions and locally grown perennial plants, which will attract bees and butterflies to your favourite outside spot.

Our curated plant collections are designed to match different styles and tastes, spaces and light conditions. Our shade-lovers range has been a huge success. With every order, we include beautiful plant postcards and tailored monthly plant-care emails to help our customers nurture their collections through the seasons.

A note on your data protection

As part of the acquisition, Muddy Trowel are now the official data controller (under the terms of Data Protection Act 2018) of any personal data that Box & Sprout held or processed about you. Muddy Trowel will continue to process your data in accordance with its privacy policy which is available here.