About Us


Understory is a houseplant and gift shop owned by Beth and Harry. We opened our Kemptown store in June 2020.

Our selection of plants constantly changes and ranges from large statement pieces, to trailing plants, easy-care mini succulents and cacti that are perfect for any tiny Brighton home. Having lived in some of those tiniest places ourselves (always without any outside space of our own), we know how important it is to bring a little bit of green inside! 

We have also curated a selection of gifts and homewares. When we decided to open our own shop, we knew a core part of our business would be to promote great quality and locally made products. We've linked up with some amazing Brighton-based artists, designers and makers to bring you their incredible and unique products. Find out more about some of the amazing local people we're working with here.

Everything you find in Understory has been carefully chosen by Beth. Beth loves to spend money and surround herself with beautiful things...so the shop is basically what our home would look like if she had the budget! 

We hope you find something you like!