In 2012, Mr. Vibhu Natarajan started 13 Degrees North as a garden centre in Chennai offering a range of indigenous and exotic plants. At that time, the idea was to offer plants which were unique, well-grown, and hard to find suitable for growing in Chennai’s unique climatic conditions.
Over the years, the garden centre has expanded its range to include a wide variety of indoor plants, air-purifying plants, bonsai starter materials, rare palms, plumerias cacti and succulents. These plants were supplemented with pots, potting media and additional garden accessories including watering wands, pebbles and garden tools, among other things. In 2016, we also acquired Della Terra (a company specializing in the import of landscape décor pottery, fountains and outdoor furniture) to expand our range of products even further (these products can be viewed at http://www.dellaterra.in).
Several enquiries from friends and customers outside Chennai prompted us to explore the possibility of offering some of our unique plants and products to them online. Work began in early 2019, and we are finally live! Our current offerings online focus on plants and accessories that are convenient to ship across the world!
Physically, we remain located on the East Coast Road (ECR) in Chennai, and we welcome visitors and customers to the garden centre in person. We recommend fixing an appointment before your visit if you are looking for something in specific / have a large requirement that needs help with. Appointments can be booked by contacting Mr. Yuvaraj, our sales manager on +919384030555 / +914424530023.
We would like to especially thank Mr. Sreekant Mehta who owned the land on which the garden centre is established, without whose support we would not have been able to develop this enterprise.