Mila is a proud independent LGBTQA+ business here in Bristol and recently opened her second permanent store in Cabot Circus. The business is run by owner Sam McKay (he/she) who says the main thing for queer businesses is visibility on the high street.

He wants to use his “footprint on Main Street to make sure if anyone walks by, they see a pride flag,” which they keep up year-round.

He said: “This is about making sure that people within the community, as well as people outside of the community, are aware that queer people are part of mainstream society now.”

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With so many beautiful plants to offer, their ‘anyone is welcome’ attitude to the world, it’s no wonder they’ve opened a second store, along with their cafe.

As you walk into the store, glass windows and doors allow customers to see what’s on offer before they even set foot in the building. A beautiful earthy floral smell hits you as you walk in, a brilliant vision of nature in the center of the city.

The place has a lot to offer, including a wide variety of green plants. The store is also home to a separate flower business called ‘Wonder Flower’, which is run by the owner Yann (he/she). Dotted around the store are plenty of pots for any plant you may have at home or want to buy. There are also some more quirky items like their vegan candles, plant displays, and they even have a big barrel of dirt that customers can scoop out of.

It really is a beautiful store with a lot to offer, and as Sam said, “Everyone is part of this community, everyone is welcome, it’s like we’re one big house party and everyone is invited.”

Open from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mila Plants, 50 George White Street, BS1 3BA

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The store is an LGBTQA+ friendly store, as shown by the flags displayed.

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