Botanica Home and Garden is a locally owned business operating out of Ocean Beach, California, specializing in hand-made home decor featuring live plants and natural materials. 

While nature in general has always been one of my passions, I took a long road to get here. A degree in physics, and jobs in everything from zookeeper assistant, to software analyst to retail manager have all brought me to where I am. I started my plant business, Coyote Creative, in early 2015 as a side job where I could branch out creatively and try out new ideas. When my work was incredibly (and a bit overwhelmingly) well received, I knew I had something that I could build even bigger. Starting at local farmers markets, I began to expand my product line and really find the feel and aesthetic of my brand and company. I now do festivals, street fairs, and private events in addition to markets, and I was very proud to open a shop and studio in October 2015 in partnership with 1502 Candle Co.

We have since upgraded to a new storefront, Botanica Home and Garden, in the heart of Ocean Beach. While we still carry our original items, we now include handmade items from makers both locally and from around the world.

Even after three years I can't believe how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place and get to do the things I love. Best wishes to all my fellow San Diegans as well as my east coast family and friends. I wake up every day with excitement to see where this adventure will continue to take me.

~Caitlin Brooks