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HOL­I­DAY GREEN

Green Cen­trale pro­motes greener life­style by mak­ing plants avail­able on­line to emerg­ing gar­den­ing en­thu­si­asts

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Gar­den­ing, whether in an ur­ban or ru­ral set­ting, is the way to go nowa­days. There is in­deed no harm in flex­ing that green thumb. With com­mu­nity quar­an­tine paving the way for many to dis­cover new hob­bies and in­ter­ests, a lot of peo­ple have re­sorted to be­com­ing “plant par­ents.”

Re­gard­less of one’s mo­ti­va­tions be­hind this de­ci­sion, it is un­de­ni­able that this shift to a greener life­style is one pos­i­tive ef­fect from the pan­demic. Given the in­creas­ing de­mand for plant shops, Green Cen­trale, a plant re­tail shop that started as an on­line shop, took this op­por­tu­nity and found a way for more peo­ple to be touched by its ad­vo­cacy to bring healthy and beau­ti­ful plants from its hum­ble plant nurs­ery in Sta. Rosa into more peo­ple’s homes.

Green Cen­trale is formed un­der Green­scapes Plus Philip­pines Inc., an es­tab­lished landscapin­g com­pany in­cor­po­rated in 2009. It con­cep­tu­al­izes, de­signs, and im­ple­ments landscapin­g projects, pro­vides tech­ni­cal sup­port in landscapin­g and tree care man­age­ment. In 2015, Green­scapes was able to se­cure the busi­ness of coun­try’s lead­ing real es­tate de­vel­oper Vista Land and its var­i­ous com­pa­nies namely Brit­tany, CrownAsia, Camella, Lu­mina, and its con­do­minium brands, Vista Res­i­dences and COHO. It is also the land­scape de­vel­oper of the Vil­lar Group’s premium com­mer­cial cen­ters—Vista Malls, Evia Life­style Cen­ter in Vista Ala­bang, and NOMO–A Vista Life­style Cen­ter in Ba­coor City.

Green­scapes is made up of pro­fes­sional hor­ti­cul­tur­ists, foresters, and skilled work­ers equipped with ad­e­quate knowl­edge of tech­nol­ogy in tree care and landscapin­g op­er­a­tions. Green Cen­trale’s af­fil­i­a­tion with the com­pany en­sures that ev­ery­thing Green Cen­trale of­fers are cul­ti­vated re­spon­si­bly by pro­fes­sion­als that are ex­perts in their field.

Go­ing be­yond just sell­ing plants, Green Cen­trale ad­vo­cates for the proper knowl­edge and care of plants among their clients. It shares plant care tips reg­u­larly on its so­cial me­dia ac­counts to help guide cus­tomers in their jour­ney to­ward be­com­ing suc­cess­ful plant par­ents. To­gether, Green Cen­trale and Green­scapes work to­ward im­prov­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness, ed­u­ca­tion, and stew­ard­ship among new plant par­ents.

The wide va­ri­ety of plants in­clude in­door plants, out­door plants, air plants, and hang­ing plants. Aside from these plants, they also of­fer var­i­ous prod­ucts re­lated to gar­den­ing and plant care such as plant racks and a va­ri­ety of pots, which in­clude dec­o­ra­tive pots hand­painted by their in-house artists. They also put to­gether gift bas­kets that are metic­u­lously cu­rated to en­sure that ev­ery as­pir­ing plant par­ent is suf­fi­ciently pro­vided with their plant care needs, es­pe­cially in this pan­demic.

Now that the hol­i­days are com­ing, Green Cen­trale is get­ting ready to of­fer spe­cial prod­ucts such as Capiz pots, Christ­mas tree shelves, and even poin­set­tias—a premium col­lec­tion that is per­fect for gift­ing. Apart from this, cus­tomers can look for­ward to an ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of suc­cu­lents and herbs.

As­pir­ing plant par­ents can check out Green Cen­trale’s plant se­lec­tion on its on­line cat­a­log up­loaded on its so­cial me­dia ac­counts. Visit @green­cen­traleph on Face­book and In­sta­gram. For those who pre­fer to phys­i­cally see the prod­ucts, there are pop-up stores at Al­lHome Evia, Al­lHome Nomo, and Vista Mall Sta Rosa.

Now that the hol­i­days are com­ing, Green Cen­trale is get­ting ready to of­fer spe­cial prod­ucts such as Capiz pots, Christ­mas tree shelves, and even poin­set­tias—a premium col­lec­tion that is per­fect for gift­ing.

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