Succulents are the perfect foray into gardening for those of us who are, erm... not so green thumbed. They’re easy to look after, look cute, and can trick people into thinking you’re a real life adult that can keep things alive.
Now, where to buy them? Glad you asked! We just made this nifty little list, all for you.
The Botanist sits snuggly in Bakery Lane and is, to be frank, pretty much interiors porn. With a hefty selection of succulents, adorable planters to keep them in, and the expert knowledge of the staff, we’re kind of obsessed with The Botanist. And, you guys, it’s also the perfect place to shop for Christmas presents. Hint Hint.
Mappins Nursery & Aquarium
If you love plants, you’ll love Mappins. Not just satisfied with being a nursery, these guys are also an aquarium. A trip to Mappins feels like a holiday; it’s an oasis in the bustling hub of West End. Stop by Mappins if you’re on the hunt for succulents of all shapes and sizes, terrariums, decorative pots, hanging pots, baskets, macramé, glass wear… they’ve got the whole shebang covered!
Fortitude Valley and Rocklea
Flower Lovers are exactly what they say on the tin. Aside from market-priced flowers, Flower Lovers offer a curated selection of succulents and cacti already housed in adorable little pots and ready to bring some much needed life into your home. To say we love this place is a slight understatement.
Brookfield Garden Centre
Brookfield Garden Centre is a mecca of gardening needs. If you aren’t local, it’s really worth the trek, we swear. Check out their adorable range of succulents both potted and ready to be potted. They also have all of the tools you could ever need to build your own succulent garden. Plus, Wild Canary just next door is darn delicious and the perfect cure to a hard day of shopping.
Cottage Garden Nursery
East Brisbane’s Cottage Garden Nursery is too cute for words. Any business that offers us the opportunity to ‘lose yourself’ in their wares is a winner in our eyes. And it’s true–that’s exactly what happens on a visit to Cottage Garden Nursery. You totally lose yourself in their winding aisles. The variety here is epic too, so you’ll find a succulent no one else has!
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