Shop local at Garden Affair

News Update 28 November 2023
Business Buy local Economic Development Thriving Neighbourhoods

Meet Clinton – retailer and plant lover, with a penchant for Poinsettas!

For Clinton Serrano Urban, a living gift is just the trick for your Christmas present list. Thankfully, Garden Affair on Angelo Street has you covered for, well, just about everything you can think of present wise. The team have curated a bulging store cupboard of plants, pots, bathroom essentials, clocks, interior design pieces, flowers…there is not enough space for us to list the treasures you can find here.

For Clinton, Christmas planning begins way back in February.

“February is when we start setting the scene for our Christmas trading period. We start with planning our Christmas window and then draw inspiration from the most important people in our business–our customers,” he said.

When it comes to choosing just one living gift to recommend, we are surprised that Clinton even has an answer for us. But he does.

“Poinsettas are the symbol of Christmas and a great way to add a touch of red to your décor during the festive season. They also make a fantastic gift, and we offer them gift wrapped for just $18.95 so they are perfect for corporate presents as they don’t break the bank!”

When it comes to Clinton’s favourite Christmas song, we are thrilled to discover that ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ by Mel Tormé (anyone remember the ‘Home Alone’ soundtrack?) makes it onto his festive playlist. Clinton tells us that the perfect way to complement this track on Christmas Day includes a walk in the park in the morning with fur-baby Giorgio, followed by a trip down south to spend time with family for lunch.

For Clinton, the gift giving is the best part of Christmas and with a shop that has everything anyone could want or need in it, we can see why.

#ShopLocalSouthPerth at Garden Affair this Christmas and discover the treasures within. They’re open 7 days per week, right up to Christmas Eve both in-store and online at


Media contact

For media enquiries, please contact the City’s Communications Officer.