THE ARIZONA LIVING STORY
Arizona Living is a unique plant nursery specialising in cacti, succulents & indoor plants. We focus on helping people select plants that will survive and thrive in our Victorian coastal environment. None of Arizona Living's employees are botanists, but they're all keen gardeners and avid plant lovers. All the plants we sell come with no-fuss care sheets and we are available via text, instagram, facebook and our contact us page for free follow up questions any time. We want every customer to get the confidence to easily care for their new plant friends and the knowledge needed to grow their collection. We'll also happily pot your new plants and pots together, perfect for when you're buying a gift or just don't want to make a mess yourself at home. While we are experiencing the COVID-19 Pandemic sadly our beautiful in store shopping experience is off limits but we our virtual store is available here for you online 24/7. We hope we can again soon have you wander through our beautiful space, and meet our wonderful team in person. Until then stay safe and we'll bring the plants to you!
At Arizona Living, we believe plants make people happy.
They fill a room with life. Every new leaf, bud or flower has the potential to bring joy, to grow a new gardener's confidence & bring pride to the person who has nurtured that plant. We don’t think that growing plants should be hard or stressful, we think plants are where you should go to relieve your stress, to slow down and focus on a simpler, quieter life. Arizona Living was created to share a safe space where no plant question is a silly plant question, where knowledge is freely available and shared and where weird, special and unique plants are easy to find.
We take our sourcing very seriously.
Lib hand picks our plants and only selects the best quality, healthiest, pest free, beautiful and easy to maintain ones she can find. We find and use the best soil, planters, vessels and plant foods so that every new plant goes home healthy and ready to settle in and GROW. We give simple and sensible care advice to everyone. In store we plant your purchases for free (we even plant things you haven’t bought with us for free). We are available for unlimited follow up advice. We will help people re-plant next season & we encourage customers to bring plants back in to learn how to propagate them or divide them up. People come to buy our (incredibly well priced) products but all our services are free of charge and they are why we do what we do. It’s all about making people happy.
Gorgeous and colourful succulents, weird and wonderful cacti, lush and tropical plants.
Our carefully curated range of locally crafted and internationally sourced plant products reflect the colourful, vibrant and playful aesthetic of Arizona Living. Available through our store in Jan Juc or a smaller curated assortment online.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Despite growing up in a mad gardening family, it was long suspected that Lib’s thumb might be more black than green. Her deep love of Mid Century & Palm Springs design introduced her to desert landscaping and lead to the creation of a stunning low water garden when she bought her first 1950’s home. That process uncovered the joy and pleasure of growing things and in 2015 Arizona Living was launched. Lib lives in Torquay with her beautiful partner Anna and their funny dogs Keith and Betty.
Annie joined the Arizona Living team in 2017 knowing nothing about plants, but a lot about people. Under the guidance of Lib, she has learned how to easily keep multiple house plants healthy, lush and happy! She loves combining her plant and people skills to help customers find the perfect plant for their space. She is passionate about a lot of things in life, namely camping, hiking, travel, learning new things, compassion, refugee rights and the empowerment of women.
The theory that if you're passionate about your work, you'll never work a day in your life certainly applies to Kate. Coming from a background in landscaping, home propagating and interior design, Kate has been a perfect fit for the Arizona Living family. Being a Jan Juc local, with young boys keeping her very busy, Kate understands the need for simplicity and function when it comes to plant selection and design. Working with customers to come up with a design solution that best suits their home, lifestyle and environment is Kate’s passion.
Rose has always had an affinity for the natural world, growing up on a small farm near the coast. She’s now taken this passion into her work, becoming a part of the Arizona Living team, and completing a research degree where she is exploring the psychological benefits of connecting with nature.
It took a while for Suse to appreciate her Mum and Dad’s skillful green thumbs growing up, but now finds their garden to be one of her most favourite places to be. While living in northern WA Suse developed an infinite love for wildflowers, and spent a lot of time foraging the desert and pressing them - they can now be found anywhere from her walls to under her surfboard resin. After traveling the world for her 20’s Suse is planting roots here in Jan Juc, spending time alongside her sister Libby at Arizona Living while also studying full time.
Growing up on a dairy farm with super talented gardening folks, Ally was surrounded by nature, plants & biodiversity from a young age. Ally has pressed pause on her career as an OT to raise her 4 children, care for an extensive houseplant collection and find joy by helping people find new plant babies at Arizona Living