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Where to Buy Houseplants: The Best Garden Centres in London

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Where to Buy Houseplants: The Best Garden Centres in London

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According to SpareRoom, 76 per cent of flat-sharers now own at least one houseplant, while 15 per cent have even gone so far as to name their little green friends. Given the rise in popularity of interior greenery, the home search site has consequently launched a book filled with bedtime stories for owners to read to their plants, while Fran Bailey’s ‘The Healing Power of Plants’ details the incredible health benefits they can provide (healing, productivity boosting, air purifying, the list goes on). 

It is clear that Londoners have gone mad for indoor plants, and fortunately the capital’s wealth of rustic urban nurseries are catering to the craze. Head to one of these beautiful spots to pick up your new ‘plant baby’ today…

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Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries

A beautifully renowned brand in the wonderful world of nurseries, Petersham sells an array of gorgeous florals, gifts and bespoke gardening utensils in a gloriously prepossessing setting. With locations spanning Richmond and Covent Garden, the family-run business also encourages green-fingered enthusiasts to spend time relaxing at the stores, be that over tea and home-made scones at the Richmond Teahouse, with a glass of rose petal prosecco at the Petersham Nurseries Café, or while delighting in a nature-inspired cocktail masterclass at the Covent Garden La Goccia Bar. The garden centre also hosts regular events, such as The Art of Simple Entertaining with Anna Barnett, where the cookbook author will share her insiders guide to party season prepping. Church Lane, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AB | Floral Court, London, WC2E 8JD, petershamnurseries.com

Boma Garden Centre

Boma Gardens

Nestled within a quiet corner of Kentish Town, The Boma Garden Centre is a rustic North London sanctuary, possessing everything from houseplants and herbs, to roses and evergreen Christmas trees. The centre also offers a unique garden maintenance service, sending out expert horticulturists to help customers design and manage their gardens at home, from patio renovations to essential plant care. 51 – 53 Islip St, Kentish Town, NW5 2DL, bomagardencentre.co.uk

Capital Gardens

With locations spanning Alexandra Palace, Wandsworth and Berkhamsted (just half an hour from London by train), Capital Gardens are experts in urban landscaping. Each nursery adds a splash of colour to its urban surroundings with plentiful florals and plants, where you’ll also find an array of garden essentials for when you’re ready to get down and dirty, from tools to treatments, wildlife care and compost. Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7BB | Heathfield Rd, London SW18 3HR, capitalgardens.co.uk

Battersea Flower Station

Battersea Flower Station

If it’s house plants you’re after, this award-winning ‘flower station’ has got you covered. Explore the succulent shed and greenhouse, where you’ll find an array of spider plants, bonsais, and terracotta pots to take home. The centre also sells a wide range of outdoor plants and composts, while the resident florist creates a variety of beautiful bouquets, from bridal arrangements and button holes to floral letters and flower crowns, ideal for special occasions. 16 Winders Rd, Battersea, SW11 3HE, batterseaflowerstation.co.uk

The Palace Gardener

The Palace Gardener

Boasting a brilliant Chelsea location and a beautiful café serving up speciality coffee and brunch, Fulham’s The Palace Gardener is the ideal place to escape to when you need a little respite from the city. The centre sells a range of plants, decorations, furniture and garden essentials, and hosts a range of floral-themed events such as flower arranging workshops and an upcoming wreath-making class with floristry experts Just So FlowersBishop’s Avenue, SW6 6EE, palacegardener.com

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