Plants so Pretty: The Best Boutique Greenery Stores in Sydney
There’s something so pleasing about walking into a home filled with plants. From fig trees and ferns to succulents, Sydneysiders are filling up their homes with lovely, lush plants, and spending their weekends trawling stores for the next one.
Now that greenery is en vogue, there are tons of plant shops and nurseries popping up all over the city. We’ve rounded up the most beautiful boutique stores that’ll help you to pick the plants to suit your place, and make your green dreams come true. Happy shopping!
The brainchild of interior designer Emma McPherson, this brilliant concept is showroom, workspace and nursery rolled into one, a place for creatives to collaborate and be inspired. Along with ceramics, furniture and wall hangings, you’ll find beautifully potted plants that are art in their own right. And if you want to take your hobby to the next level, The Plant Room also hosts workshops on horticulture.
57 Pittwater Road, Manly
Eclectic and whimsical, this terrace store in Redfern is part florist, and part purveyor of pre-1950s treasures like homewares, furniture, collectables and gifts. Run by Ken Wallis, its mission is to “delight the eye and cheer the heart,” and it does a great job. The array of freshly-cut flowers and plants are as pretty as they are practical, with plenty of plants to suit the small spaces and different lighting situations that come with inner-city living.
122 Redfern Street, Redfern
For Northern Beaches locals, Electric Eyes is the one stop shop for stylish homewares. Think pink velvet cushions, scented soy candles, Turkish towels and grey woven throws. In terms of greenery, they're known for their carefully curated jungle with a selection of indoor and outdoor plants like, fiddle leaf figs and maiden hair ferns. Concerned about your lack of green thumb? Up your plant game with their cute selection of baby succulents.
16 Waterloo Street, Narrabeen
To deck out your garden, balcony or home with gorgeous greenery, skip the sprawling nurseries and head to Newtown Garden Market. It’s carefully curated, so don’t be surprised if you want to buy every orchid, cacti, fruit tree and native you walk past. It’s normal! The staff is warm and welcoming (and non-judgemental of black thumbs), and happy to point you in the right direction – whether that’s to flowering plants or a good old Zanzibar Gem.
538 King Street, Newtown
Succulents are the shining star of the greenery craze, and for good reason – they’re as low-maintenance, and look lovely all lined up on a windowsill. When it’s time to add another to your collection, head to The Flower Room, a boutique florist with a selection of succulents as well as other indoor and outdoor plants. We love the statement ‘lunchbox’ succulents, and the Spanish terraniums filled with succulents, ferns and moss.
282 King Street, Newtown
It’s easy to get caught up exploring this stylish, sun-drenched corner of Woollahra. When landscaper Richard Haigh opened the original Parterre in 1985, he set about bringing his two passions – gardening and design – together. The result is a two-level display of homewares, furniture, ceramics and antiques, as well as plenty of indoor and outdoor plants. Haigh handpicks most of the pieces from France, Italy and Belgium, so the store has a European elegance.
Woollahra and Waterloo
In the centre of the St Peters creative hub, boutique greenery store Garden Life is right at home. A go-to for interior stylists and landscapers, the warehouse space offers inspiration at every turn thanks to owner Richard Unsworth, who sources plants from around the world. On any given visit, you’ll spot everything succulents and cacti to leafy ferns and tropical plants, as well as pots and planters from exotic locations like Morocco, Italy and Burma.
158 Princes Highway, St Peters
Initially an online store, it wasn’t long before Terrace Outdoor Living opened up a store on the leafy streets of Woollahra. Their aim is to help people to create their own outdoor oasis with the help of plants, pottery, furniture and tableware. Whether you have a backyard big enough for leafy ferns, or room for a few hanging planters, there’s something for every space.
47 Queen Street, Woollahra