A BOTANICAL art shop in Falmouth is set to close its doors at the end of this month.

Botanical Atelier, which is located on Arwenack Street in Falmouth, announced its impending closure on its social media page this week, describing the decision as "truly difficult."

In the announcement posted on its Facebook page, Botanical Atelier owner, Sarah Humphrey, said: "Sadly the time has come to make a truly difficult decision to close our Falmouth shop doors at the end of this month.

"Many aspects of Botanical Atelier have surprised and delighted me with unexpected results.

"I have met some incredible people, launched countless events and products, and have enjoyed greatly the opportunities that have come about from the fortuitous luck I have had from people wandering into my shop on a given day - that of which I never would have realised could have ever been a possibility of owning a retail space in Cornwall.

"I have shared endless stories across some inspiring networks and a portfolio now bursting at its seams from commissions that have come about from days, weeks, months, and years spent behind a counter that looks out over the sea.

"I have learnt a lot.

"However, it now feels like a natural progression to put more energy back into the studio and workshops where it all began.

"Finally, it is important for me to add that this is definitely not a 'goodbye', but more of a 'hello' to new projects.

"Which I truly hope you will love just as much if not even more than before.

"Thank you all for your support and amazing custom - I couldn't have come this far without you, and very much hope you enjoy the next part of the Botanical Atelier journey."