Gardener’s Outpost, long a popular shop on Woodrow Street in Columbia’s Shandon neighborhood, has now opened an additional location on Franklin Street, just off north Main Street.

Gardener’s Outpost, extended a well-known shop on Woodrow Street in Columbia’s Shandon community, has now opened an added locale on Franklin Street, just off north Primary Avenue.

A lot like lots of of the crops they provide, Columbia’s Gardener’s Outpost is expanding.

For nearly 10 yrs, Gardener’s Outpost has experienced a well-known area on Woodrow Street in the capital city’s Shandon neighborhood. Now the small business has opened a 2nd place, at 1211 Franklin St., just off north Main Street.

The new Gardener’s Outpost site formally opened its doors on Jan. 31. It is in the Cottontown community correct up coming doorway to The War Mouth restaurant and just all-around the corner from Indah Coffee, Il Focolare pizzeria and a coming Pelican’s SnoBalls spot.

Co-proprietor Carol Isherwood explained the place on Franklin Street felt right for an extra Gardener’s Outpost shop.

“Since this is our second place, we required to preserve that exact same community experience,” Isherwood explained to The Condition when a reporter frequented the Franklin Street shop. “We love it. We have 3 excellent neighborhoods close by.”

Gardener’s Outpost sells inside of and outdoors plants, trees, organic and natural and heirloom veggies, as properly as residence decor merchandise and numerous merchandise for lawn and plant treatment. A small greenhouse is remaining manufactured guiding the Franklin Road locale, which was previously residence to an automobile system shop.

Isherwood explained the Franklin Avenue area has a license to market beer and wine and is organizing to make the most of a “sip and shop” notion.

She stated Gardener’s Outpost will stick with some of its attempted-and-real philosophies at the new spot.

“Our specialty is really working with sustainable procedures, organic vegetation,” Isherwood reported. “We mix a ton of our individual soils in this article for our crops. The soil is the base for everything when it arrives to a plant. If you have the mistaken soil, you are not going to have the ideal drinking water retention. We truly fork out notice to these facts.”

Isherwood reported she’s enthused about getting ready to set up an further Gardener’s Outpost after owning proven the Shandon store practically 10 decades ago.

“It’s fascinating, due to the fact we get to unfold out a small little bit extra,” she explained. “We get to to be two community backyard garden facilities alternatively of just just one community backyard middle. Which is the enjoyable component of it. We have got some faithful shoppers and we have produced some robust relationships.”

The Franklin Road Gardener’s Outpost is open up everyday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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A new Gardener’s Outpost place opened on Franklin Avenue in Columbia on Jan. 31. Image by Chris Trainor

This story was initially printed February 2, 2022 10:10 AM.

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Chris Trainor has been working for newspapers in South Carolina for extra than 17 many years, which includes earlier stops at the (Greenwood) Index-Journal and the (Columbia) No cost Periods. He is the winner of various South Carolina Push Affiliation awards, such as honors in column producing, government conquer reporting, profile producing, foodstuff producing, election protection and much more.