Botanica Modern Market brings lush plants and local finds to Midtown

A bright and new home goods and gifts store has popped up in Midtown and things are looking green as we head into spring in Midland. Botanica Modern Market has much to offer as a new retail spot with lush plants and much more.

Botanica Modern Market officially opened on February 16 in the Ashman Plaza building in Midtown with a small pre-opening for friends and family the day before. The brains behind the market is mother-daughter duo of Annmarie Thornton and Kayla Moberly. The store has always been a dream of theirs and when a space opened up in Midtown they knew it was the right time to make it happen.Botanica Modern Market also has clothing and gifts, many of which are from local makers.

“Our family has always wanted to open up a boutique in Midland because we felt this was something that our hometown has needed,” says Kayla Moberly, co-owner. “We have loved to see the evolution of the Downtown and Midtown neighborhoods and we are excited to help grow our community.”

Botanica Modern Market has a variety of items in the store including gifts, home decor, curated and unique clothing and several different varieties of plants. Kayla and Annmarie are also very passionate about supporting local makers, so you’re sure to find a variety of handmade items such as jewelry, wall decor, watercolor paintings and stained-glass work from local artists.

“We have been huge fans and customers of Live Oak Coffeehouse since they opened and we love the history and community around Midtown,” says Moberly. “When we saw the space go up for rent we knew that this location would be perfect for us!”

In the store you may be greeted by a furry friend or two, Moberly has two golden doodles who help out at the shop from time to time. Murphy can be seen greeting customers below.

You’ll find Botanica Modern Market in the Ashman Plaza at 713 Ashman Street in Midland as well as on Facebook and Instagram. They are open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday.

Read more articles by Courtney Soule.

Courtney is a longtime Midland resident and enjoys telling the story of the community's evolution. As the Managing Editor of Catalyst Midland, her favorite topics are interesting people, change makers, outdoor recreation and design. Aside from Catalyst, her published work can be found various places including Elephant Journal, Thought Catalog and a number of other websites, papers, menus and the occasional one-liner. 
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