After a interval when many backyard centres ditched houseplants except for as a seasonal additional, they’re now realising there may be cash to be made and ramping up their choices once more. Some are nonetheless on the relatively boring facet, however when you’re fortunate you might have a wonderful supply of houseplants in your doorstep. If you happen to’re actually fortunate, they will even have an lively social media presence, too.
Perrywood in Essex (their Instagram account @perrywoodhouseplants is proven above), Bodmin Nursery in Cornwall, Clifton Nurseries in London and Surrey, Ayletts in St Albans, The Secret Backyard Centre in Crystal Palace, London and Alleyn Park in West Dulwich, London, and all acquired shout-outs on Twitter; one of the best backyard centre close to me (Bedfordshire) for houseplants is Frosts.
I’ve additionally heard superb issues about Ferndale Backyard Centre south of Sheffield, N1 Backyard Centre and Dulwich Pot and Plant Backyard in Dulwich, London, however have not paid a go to to any of them myself – but!
If you happen to’re in, or close to, Manchester, there’s Bud Backyard Centre, with its diversified vary of houseplants, along with regionally made, plus German, houseplant pots.
There’s additionally the store on the RHS Backyard Wisley, for a reported good collection of small and not-so-common vegetation.
Out south west, in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, you’ll discover the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery with its large vary of houseplants in a glasshouse – fairly presumably the most important vary within the area, together with extra uncommon vegetation!
If you happen to’re in north London, there’s the Boma Backyard Centre in Kentish City, with a variety of indoor vegetation, from miniatures to massive specimens.
On the outskirts of Newcastle, as really helpful by listener Thea, you’ll discover Cowell’s Backyard Centre which additionally has a web based store: “Good costs, wholesome vegetation and properly packaged!”.