Nature in the home // Conservatory Archives…

Littlegreenshed blog nature in the home conservatory archives London

Instagram has and always will be a huge source of inspiration for me.  For example: Conservatory Archives on Hackney Road in London, is a place I have seen through the eyes of many an Instagrammer. House plants, botanical goodness and that floor!  I had to go – one day!

The trouble with living in Bristol – no let me rephrase that – the beauty of Bristol is it’s location, the South West with the countryside on it’s doorstep.  The downside of Bristol, is it’s location – it’s far away from East London and it’s cool edgy shops and cafes!

So when I was asked up to East London last Friday for a business lunch I knew I had to combine a visit to Hackney Road as part of my trip.

Littlegreenshed blog nature in the home conservatory archives London

The walk from Hoxton Docks to the far end of Hackney High Street was a good 20 mins stomp. I arrived hot and sweaty and stepped into a world of green calm.  Plants drip from the ceilings in this tiny shop, blink and you might miss the owner sat in the corner.

Littlegreenshed blog nature in the home conservatory archives London

Giddy with excitement that I had actually made it there, I gabbled on about taking pictures and finding the perfect plant.  Perfect plants – oh there were many.  Pilea lovers… head there!  In need of a statuesque cacti, then you’ll find one.

Littlegreenshed blog nature in the home conservatory archives London

What to choose, what to choose?  Well, I was limited to what I could physically carry, as I had a 3 train ride trip home, so it had to be light and small.

Littlegreenshed blog nature in the home conservatory archives London

In the end I chose a ‘String of Pearls’ plant (above right) to come home with me.  But to be honest – I could have taken them all!!

Littlegreenshed blog nature in the home conservatory archives London

If I make it over to East London again – I know I’ll be taking a big bag for more plants!


Conservatory Archives

493-495 Hackney Road
London
E2 9ED

Website:  www.conservatoryarchives.co.uk