London’s Best Plant Shops

By Olivia Emily

10 months ago

Green fingers at the ready


Got a handful of green fingers, or just fancy injecting a bit of life into your living space? House plants have been proven to improve air quality, boost your mood, reduce stress levels and generally improve wellbeing. They’re also quite nice to look at. Convinced? Where better to pick up your next plant child than one of London’s best plant shops? Here’s our pick of the bunch.

London’s Best Plant Shops

Plant Warehouse

Two branches: Hackney (270 Cambridge Heath Rd, Cambridge Heath, London E2 9DA) & Spitalfields (1 Lamb Street, London E1 6ED)

 

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Plant Warehouse does what it says on the tin: step inside to a vast, lofty and leafy space, where every house plant under the sun is waiting to be admired – and possibly adopted. With occasional pop-ups in other London locations, this is a much-loved plant shop with a legion of fans. Cacti lovers are well-catered for, with leafy, vibrant and floral plants spilling from every shelf. @theplantwarehouse

Forest

Two branches: Deptford (Arch 133, Deptford Railway Station, Deptford High Street, London SE8 4NS) & East Dulwich (35 N Cross Road, London SE22 9ET)

 

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Forest is home to a curated selection of easy-to-care for houseplants, with in-store potters on hand to match your plant with a suitable new home. With a focus on wellness, a range of lifestyle and spa products are also stocked from the likes of House Doctor and Aesop. Find also beautifully green homewares, from tumblers to plates to potholders. forest.london

Conservatory Archives

Three branches: Hackney (493-495 Hackney Road, Cambridge Heath, London E2 9ED), Lower Clapton (3-7 Lower Clapton Road, Lower Clapton, London E5 0NS) & Islington (3 Middleton Mews, London N7 9LT)

This North-East London favourite has three branches, all of which feel like stepping into a hidden oasis. High quality plants thrive in an urban space, with all three stores reimagining characterful and historic spaces; the Middleton Mews outpost, for example, was once a Victorian stable. Find plants great and small, alongside terracotta pots, occasional exhibitions and gardening accessories. You can shop on the website, too. conservatoryarchives.co.uk

Shrubs & Dubs

Unit 28, Bethnal Green Road, Boxpark, London E1 6GY

 

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The newest, greenest and cutest resident of Shoreditch’s Boxpark is Shrubs & Dubs, a concept store combining a love of records with a love of plants. A match made in heaven. Owned and run by Faye and Kieran, visit to shop a carefully selected range of small house plants alongside goodies from local independent brands, artists and makers, such as art prints and jewellery. shrubsanddubs.co.uk

Columbia Road Flower Market

8am–2pm every Sunday at Columbia Road, London E2 7RG

If you’re not opposed to picking your new prized plant out of a crowd of both greenery and people, Columbia Road Flower Market is one of the best places in London to buy plants. Every Sunday, market traders stretching back generations gather on this small stretch of Bethnal Green road to flog all kinds of plants, from tiny succulents to big leafy kentia palms. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for any traders offering special multibuy deals, or visit later in the day to find prices slashed on stragglers. columbiaroad.info

Battersea Flower Station

320 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BX

If you fancy reliving those precious childhood memories of traipsing round a garden centre, Battersea Flower Station is the plant shop for you. Teeming with flowers and plants of every kind, visit for hanging baskets, compost, pots, potted plants, and freshly cut bouquets of flowers, hand-tied and changing weekly. batterseaflowerstation.co.uk

The Nunhead Gardener

Four branches: Nunhead (1a Oakdale Rd, London SE15 3BW), Camberwell (23b Denmark Hill, London SE5 8RP), Elephant & Castle (8B Sayer Street, London SE17 1FY) & Mayfair (Mercato Metropolitano St. Mark’s Church, North Audley Street, London W1K 6ZA)

House plants and exposed brick? The Nunhead Gardener’s original branch in Nunhead is the epitome of an aesthetic plant shop. Its success has nurtured three more outposts to spring up across London, all manned by horticulturalists brimming with plant knowledge and enthusiasm. Find plants galore alongside pots, baskets, accessories and seeds, with an added splash of homeware to shop, too. thenunheadgardener.com

Botanique Workshop

31 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QL

 

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This beautiful plant boutique sells gorgeous bouquets of fresh and dried flowers alongside an array of potted plants, vases, cards and knick-knacks. Botanique is best known, however, for its workshops, from terrarium making to flower arranging to special Christmas wreath making. botaniqueworkshop.com