At Mainely Succulents we make gardening and horticulture cool again! (We make growing plants FUN for all ages). We are passionate about cultivating community, helping others re-connect with nature and educating on the benefits of PLANT OWNERSHIP & CARE. This mission is central to all we do. Whether it's our retail store on Mill Street in Downtown Orono, Maine, our collaborative events or partnerships with other businesses across the state, our focus is always on how we can educate, connect with and inspire the next generation of gardeners.
Plant with us. Learn with us. Grow with us.
Plant with us.
Welcome! My name is Lauren Tuell and I am the founder of Mainely Succulents. I am a mom of three, certified master gardener and have a bachelors degree in child development and family relations. I created this gardening business in 2018 out of passion to make a difference in my community and instill gardening in the next generation.
I realized that people can buy plants anywhere but instead wanted to create a community that educated, encouraged and installed confidence in people to care for their plants & encourage them to connect with nature.
Visit us at 46 Main Street in Downtown Orono, shop online or participate in one of our events to create one of a kind living planter, receive help and plant care tips for your current plants or shop our succulent and house plant inventory. Come plant with us.
Learn with us.
Our world is changing. People are on their phones for HOURS a day and aren’t connecting enough with each other or spending enough time out in nature. Anxiety and depression affect 1 in 5 people. We want to be part of the solution.
We offer offsite events with collaborating business, host gardening workshops, a free monthly plant club, summer camps, and create ways for our customers to re-connect with nature.
It’s scientifically proven that getting outside & even interacting with indoor and outdoor plants can reduce both psychological and physiological stress.
Check out our events page to join in the fun. Come learn with us.
Grow with us.
We truly believe gardening teaches children so much. When they partake in growing food, they learn where it comes from and create an appreciation for the work that goes into growing it. They are also more likely to eat the fruits, vegetables & herbs they grow and learn a life skill to pass on to the next generation.
We believe it's important to be life long learners and to step outside your comfort zone to learn something new. What better way to lead than to lead by example? Spend quality time with your children while flexing your green thumb. Come grow with us.