Backstreet Christmas Day 7: 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

97 Boundary St, West End (inside West Village)

Exactly like it sounds, All the Green Things 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 specialise in indoor, balcony and courtyard plants as well as terrariums, kokedama and macrame. They stock plenty of pots, baskets, and stands to style your indoor plants, and 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. Gift vouchers are also available instore or, if you’d rather give the gift of an experience, Mappins 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. 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

90 Buckland Road, 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, 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

Lush bouquets of fresh flowers, plus a range of indoor plants, pots, and more – 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 her next pop-up shop is happening!

The Plant Lovers Market

A creative community of growers, artists and crazy plant people. Follow them on Instagram for upcoming market dates.

The Plant Bunker

Basement Level, 6 Railway Terrace, Milton (entry via Crombie Street)

The Plant Bunker has a huge range of indoor and balcony plants, cacti and succulents, with a focus on easy care plants for your home as well as offering plenty of variety for the collectors and serious green thumbs. They also have a huge range of pots, planters and plant stands, We The Wild and Plant Runner plant care products, and stock their own soil, LECA balls, perlite, sphagnum moss and bamboo plant trellis/trainers. You’ll also find handmade and locally sourced items, including vintage bottles and treasures, plenty of handmade earrings, homewares, picnic blankets and other gift options. Gift vouchers are also available.

The space is dog friendly and serves coffee & slices from Offshoot Coffee Co until 1pm daily.

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