Green-fingered readers, enter botanical heaven at the Houseplant Festival, landing at Lambeth’s Garden Museum this weekend. Brainchild of Alice Vincent, journalist and author of How to Grow Stuff, this all-day celebration of houseplants will bring together plant lovers and sellers from around the capital.
Guests are invited to meet some of the Instagram world’s most famous plant experts, take part in workshops, get tips on looking after your greenery, and of course do a little plant shopping. Sellers at the festival include a selection of plant shops, stylists, artist and designers, with pretty plants of all sizes on sale alongside trendy pots, horticultural ephemera, and botanically-inspired art, books and magazines. Expect appearances from famous names in the horticultural world, including Patch, Bloom and Leaf Envy.
Elsewhere a panel of experts including Jane Perrone and Dr Laura Jenkins will be hosting a houseplant clinic, gardening magazine Bloom will be presenting a talk, and illustrator Lizzy Stewart will be running a fantasy greenhouse workshop. Visitors can also give their plants a new home at London Terrarium’s plant swap, take part in a dried botanical cloud workshop, and check out Emily Haynes’ photography exhibition ‘People and Plants’. Throughout the day you can fuel up on food and drink from the Garden Café.
Founded in 1977 by Rosemary and John Nicholson, The Garden Museum explores and celebrates British gardens through exhibitions, events, and its beautiful garden. In 2015 it closed for 18 months to undergo a large redevelopment project, which resulted in a much larger space for the collection as well as a new café, two new learning spaces and two new gardens, designed by Christopher Bradley-Hole and Dan Pearson.
The Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7LB
29 September 2019, 11am-5pm
£5 entry, including access to the whole Museum. Pre-sale tickets have sold out but there are tickets available on the door. Visit gardenmuseum.org.uk for more information.