About The Founder

I’m the founder of this eco-friendly independent online store for gardeners. By explaining a little about me, I hope it will perhaps give you an insight into why Creeper & Knotweed happened and what it represents. 

So before Creeper & Knotweed, you could say that I was quite renowned for my work in a commercially creative field.
Also some years ago I saw a need for quality art depicting the Peak District, which led to me establishing what was to become a flourishing Gallery right in the heart of the Peak and commissioning and representing the best of the Peak artisans. I didn’t realise the significance this was to have in the way it has helped with Creeper & Knotweed. 

Then time went on, and quite out of the blue I was hit hard by what was to become a life changing illness.

It was whilst recovering from this major illness that I eventually made my arduous way outdoors and into the garden, one step at a time and most of them uphill! 
Only then though, after I reached my favourite Lutyens garden bench and sat in solitude for a while, did I begin to really comprehend just why I had spent so much of my time and effort gardening there in all those years before.

I felt such an overwhelming appreciation of being with nature, to be able to just absorb the garden. There seemed to be a genuine and tangible healing process taking place, and I was so in need of it. I know you hear of these things but somehow it really seemed as if everything was communicating, the acers planted when they were so very young and my favourite hostas to which I had given so much care, the colours came to life in everything from the grass up to the sky, the sound of birds singing, buzzing of bees, the gentle breeze and the slightly intoxicating smell of it all made it a truly unique experience.
I had never before realised that the garden was so incredibly therapeutic, as you can imagine it seemed so far away from the hospital wards and bland treatment rooms that are so overwhelmingly devoid of nature. 

Perhaps then, it was at this moment that the seed was sown for what was to become Creeper & Knotweed. Something meaningfully good out of adversity, a kind and eco-friendly business with a true understanding and appreciation of the garden and all that is genuinely great about it. 

– Steve Lupton
Founder
Creeper & Knotweed

I’m Steve, the founder of this independent online store for gardeners. By explaining a little about me, I hope it will perhaps give you an insight into why Creeper & Knotweed happened at all and what it represents. 

So before Creeper & Knotweed, you could say that I was quite renowned for my work in a commercially creative field.
Also several years ago I saw a need for quality art in the Peak District which led to me establishing what was to become a flourishing Gallery right in the heart of the Peak and representing the best of the Peak artisans. I didn’t realise the significance this was to have. 

Then time went on, and quite out of the blue I was hit hard by what was to become a life changing illness.

It was whilst recovering from this major illness that I eventually made my arduous way into the garden, one step at a time and most of them uphill! 
Only then though, after I reached my favourite Lutyens garden bench and sat in solitude for a while, did I begin to really comprehend just why I had spent so much of my time and effort gardening there in all those years before.

I felt such an overwhelming appreciation of being with nature, to be able to just absorb the garden. There seemed to be a genuine and tangible healing process taking place, and I was so in need of it. I know you hear of these things but somehow it seemed as if everything was communicating, the acers planted when they were so very young and my favourite hostas to which I had given so much care, the colours came to life in everything from the grass up to the sky, the sound of birds singing, buzzing of bees, the gentle breeze and the slightly intoxicating smell of it all made it a truly unique experience.
I had never before realised that the garden was so incredibly therapeutic, it seemed so far away from the hospital wards and bland treatment rooms that are so overwhelmingly devoid of nature. 

Perhaps then, it was at this moment that the seed was sown for what was to become Creeper & Knotweed. A true understanding and appreciation of the garden and all that is genuinely great about it. 

– Steve Lupton
Founder

I’m Steve, the founder of this independent online store for gardeners. By explaining a little about me, I hope it will perhaps give you an insight into why Creeper & Knotweed happened at all and what it represents. 

So before Creeper & Knotweed, you could say that I was quite renowned for my work in a commercially creative field.
Also several years ago I saw a need for quality art in the Peak District which led to me establishing what was to become a flourishing Gallery right in the heart of the Peak and representing the best of the Peak artisans. I didn’t realise the significance this was to have. 

Then time went on, and quite out of the blue I was hit hard by what was to become a life changing illness.

It was whilst recovering from this major illness that I eventually made my arduous way into the garden, one step at a time and most of them uphill! 
Only then though, after I reached my favourite Lutyens garden bench and sat in solitude for a while, did I begin to really comprehend just why I had spent so much of my time and effort gardening there in all those years before.

I felt such an overwhelming appreciation of being with nature, to be able to just absorb the garden. There seemed to be a genuine and tangible healing process taking place, and I was so in need of it. I know you hear of these things but somehow it seemed as if everything was communicating, the acers planted when they were so very young and my favourite hostas to which I had given so much care, the colours came to life in everything from the grass up to the sky, the sound of birds singing, buzzing of bees, the gentle breeze and the slightly intoxicating smell of it all made it a truly unique experience.
I had never before realised that the garden was so incredibly therapeutic, it seemed so far away from the hospital wards and bland treatment rooms that are so overwhelmingly devoid of nature. 

Perhaps then, it was at this moment that the seed was sown for what was to become Creeper & Knotweed. A true understanding and appreciation of the garden and all that is genuinely great about it. 

– Steve Lupton
Founder