Backstreet Christmas Day 8: Plants & Green Things


Celebrate an evergreen Aussie Christmas with living gifts that will keep on giving for years to come, for the green thumbs and plant mums in your life.

All the Green Things

29 Vulture St, West End

Exactly like it sounds, this West End location is the place to find the right plant for you, whether you want something lush and leafy, hardy and low-maintenance or perhaps something a little unusual or rare. They also stock plenty of pots, baskets, and stands to style your indoor plants. Practical workshops are also on offer, from Green Thumbs 101 to DIY terrariums and basic macramé.

Mappins Nursery & Aquarium

240 Montague Rd, West End

A curated selection of plants, terrariums, fish, and water gardens in a converted West End warehouse. If you’d rather give the gift of an experience, Mappins also hosts workshops by industry professionals in terrariums, miniature Japanese gardens, kokedama, and more.

Brookfield Gardens

2371 Moggill Road, Brookfield

An independent family-owned garden and lifestyle retailer based in Brookfield, built on a dedication to plants and an authentic love of gardening. Brookfield Gardens encompasses not only the nursery but also the Gift Shop, the Greenhouse, the Potting Shed, the Wild Canary Bistro and the Kitchen Garden.

Makers of Something Special (MOSS)

Handmade cement terrazzo pots from two local sisters – follow them on Instagram to find them at markets around Brisbane.

The Plant Shack

Cnr Krause St & Deception Bay Rd, Deception Bay

A bit further from Brisbane city, The Plant Shack is an award-winning plant nursery as well as offering pots, gifts, and garden care. The Plant Shack grows most of its own plants to keep prices low for customers while keeping up with new releases and specialty lines from growers all over the state and northern NSW, and now have a coffee hut and food shack open most mornings. The Plant Shack also has a trained Welcome Dog greeting customers most days of the week, rehoming older dogs to entertain, befriend and offer a little therapy to any customers that enjoy the company of gentle dogs.

The Plant Market

Find your soil mate! A boutique online store, pop up concept store and travelling market, The Plant Market sells plants (obviously!) as well as hand made or locally grown products from plant-loving creatives. They also host plant-themed workshops and create pop up markets and concept stores in beautiful spaces across Brisbane. Follow their socials to stay in the know about their next in-person event.

The Plant Lounge

Shop 1 / 8 Station St, Nundah

The Plant Lounge is a boutique nursery stocking a range of Queensland-hardy plants and pots to create an urban jungle in your home. They source new plants each week, and also stock local ceramicists and artists, as well as some beautiful Australian made ceramic brands such as Angus & Celeste and Jones & Co.

Little Fox Lane

589 Robinson Rd W, Aspley

Established in 2015, Little Fox Lane is a family owned and operated indoor nursery and café, working with local growers to offer high quality plants. You can find plenty of gifts for the plant lovers in your life here, from plants, cacti, and terrariums to planters and baskets, dried florals, and plant care.

Unveiling Poppy

Shop 8A/3-5 Cupania St, Daisy Hill

Specialising in wedding flowers, Unveiling Poppy also stock a range of indoor plants – drop in for a look or check them out online.

Urban Green by Fizzy

Fiona runs a pop-up plant shop, and her Instagram is full of interesting information about plant care tips – follow her to see when the Christmas pop-up shop is on!

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