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The Dutch House of Plants

The Dutch House of Plants: A Dutch Legacy in Texas Soil 

Nestled in the heart of Lubbock, Texas, The Dutch House of Plants is a family-run plant boutique with a touch of Dutch Heritage. Owned and operated by mother-daughter duo Ellen and Chelsea Kidder, this nursery is more than just a place to buy plants – it’s a destination where friendships blossom, knowledge grows and dreams take root. 

The Genesis of The Dutch House of Plants 

Born and raised in Holland, Ellen has lived in Lubbock for the past 30 years. She moved to the United States when she was 22 to work as a physical therapist for a year and never dreamed she’d stay. That is until she met her husband in Lubbock, Texas, and never left. 

“My husband is very Texan, so for him to move to Europe, that would not have been a good idea,” Ellen said. “We considered moving to Austin but you always come back to Lubbock. I like it here, so we decided to stay.” 

Therefore, Chelsea grew up in Lubbock and then returned after completing her studies at the University of Houston. Armed with over 10 years of experience in the plant industry and a shared passion for plants, Ellen and Chelsea established The Dutch House of Plants in April 2023. 

Classes, Workshops & a Plant Lover’s Book Club: Nurturing Green Thumbs, Friendships & Lifelong Learning

From beginner-friendly workshops to advanced gardening classes, according to Chelsea, anyone can have a green thumb. Whether you’re learning the art of bonsai cultivation or discovering the secrets of succulent propagation, the Kidder duo is dedicated to empowering aspiring gardeners with the knowledge and confidence to succeed. Some of their most popular classes include: 

  • Houseplants 101
  • Happy Hour | Propagation 101
  • Create a Bondis Workshop
  • Cactus Gardening
  • Family Friendly Workshops
  • Terrarium Workshop 

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In addition to hands-on classes, The Dutch House of Plants hosts a monthly book club that celebrates the intersection of plants and literature. Each month, plant enthusiasts gather to discuss a different botanical-themed book, forging new friendships and sharing insights over coffee. From informative discussions to interactive workshops, these gatherings offer a unique opportunity to deepen your connection with nature and like-minded individuals.

The Future of The Dutch House of Plants: Growing Greener Together

As The Dutch House of Plants continues to flourish, Ellen and Chelsea are committed to expanding their offerings. Plans for enhanced class options, innovative events and more unique plants are on the horizon. If you are looking to start a new hobby, take a fun class with friends, explore a beautiful shop, or add to your already lush plant collection, Dutch House of Plants is for you. Check them out on their website here!

We considered moving to Austin but you always come back to Lubbock.

Ellen Kidder