A rendering shows the planned renovations for the Green Neighbor plant shop, a new venture by plant stylist and author Hilton Carter and Good Neighbor café and design store co-owner Shawn Chopra. Rendering by SM+P.

After releasing a Target collection of plant supplies and several books on plant care, Hilton Carter is growing something new: a plant shop in Hampden called Green Neighbor.

Carter announced in an Instagram post on Sunday that he is opening the shop with Shawn Chopra, co-owner of Good Neighbor, a design store and café in Hampden.

“We are extremely fortunate to have an incredible team of plant lovers who will be working in the shop to help you select the best plants for your space, hosting workshops and plant consultation,” Carter wrote on Instagram.

Green Neighbor will be located at 3827 Falls Road in Hampden, in Good Neighbor’s greenhouse adjacent to the design store and café.

The plant shop will have a grand opening Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with music, drinks and food.


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Last year, Carter launched a Target collection of plants, pots and other supplies. He also published his third book about plant care, “Wild Creations: Inspiring Projects to Create Plus Plant Care Tips & Styling Ideas for Your Own Wild Interior.”

Plant stylist and author Hilton Carter and Good Neighbor design store and café co-owner Shawn Chopra are opening a plant shop together, called Green Neighbor. Photo by Hilton Carter.

Carter said in his Instagram post that he and Chopra plan to renovate the property in a few months to “bring in a lot more light, style, plants and guests.”

Carter’s Instagram shows the current property to be mainly white with black detailing and light wooden deck.

A rendering of their plans shows the shop’s exterior will be altered with sandy colored walls, larger windows, and reddish wood detailing, including a wooden pergola structure over the entrance. Of course, plants will also have a strong presence both inside and outside the shop.

Carter added that he will “be taking you along the journey of the renovations and the process of opening a plant shop.”

He previously tracked the progress of renovating his own family’s home on Instagram, including fixing up a sunroom with an abundance of plants.

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