Whether you’re a bona-fide or aspiring plant parent (or any variation in between), who also happens to be prone to a midweek drink, we’ve got four words and one very Melbourne concept to run by you: late night plant party.
It was only a matter of time before an adoration for plants, music, art (and beverages) finally spawned into a physical existence for you and all of your plant-based pleasures.
And you can thank the team of Melburnians, who you may refer to as Wandering Jungle, for gifting us this new breed of indoor plant sale.
If you’re not familiar with Wandering Jungle, they’re a trio of Melburnians comprised of a graphic designer, landscape designer and producer and DJ, Benson.
And like yourself, they have a penchant for the nursery thing and they don’t see why plant sales should be reserved strictly for the weekend, in particular, early weekend mornings. They also don’t see why they can’t involve a cheeky drink (or two).
The sale-meets-party will pull up stumps in South Yarra’s Ellis Street Studio, which you’ll find just behind Chapel Street. Benson says you can expect anything but your standard plant sale, with the plan being to deck the curated space out like a jungle, featuring late night colour graded inspired art—almost like an art installation.
To the aural end of things, the inaugural event will be christened with a set from Benson himself.
In terms of plant price points they’re set to range from $30-$250—and you can bet that elephant ears and fiddle leaf figs are only just the beginning. There’ll be an array of small to medium plants as well as feature and rare breeds, too.
Feel free to remain hyped ‘cause as summer approaches you can look forward to the event happening on the reg. Looking forward, Benson says they’re keen to mix things up with a range of artists who cover different genres and styles. “We’ll also be looking at other unique spaces. We’d even be keen to get one going North-side.“
Where: Ellis Street Studio, 16 Ellis Street, South Yarra
When: 28 November and 29 November, 6pm-midnight
For more info click here.
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Image credit: Ren Ran