Put the date in your diary, fiddle leaf fig fans, alocasia admirers, fern fiends, and dracaena devotees – the Garden Museum’s first Houseplant Festival will take place on Sunday 29 September 2019, 11am – 5pm.
Curated by Alice Vincent (author of How to Grow Stuff and writer for The Telegraph, @noughticulture) this all-day celebration of houseplants will bring the thriving online plant community to life in our friendly Museum. Meet your favourite Instagram plant experts, pick up some tips for looking after your precious greenery, take part in a workshop, attend a talk, enjoy some food and a drink from the Garden Café, and of course, do a little plant shopping while you’re at it.
Sellers at the Houseplant Festival will include a curated selection of plant shops, stylists, artists and designers for all your urban jungle needs – from gorgeous plants of all sizes, to design-led pots, planters and hangers, artisan horticultural ephemera, botanically-inspired art, books, and magazines.
Visitors can also sit in on a houseplant clinic with our panel of experts Jane Perrone, Kimberly Aston, Gynelle Leon and Dr Laura Jenkins; attend a talk presented by Bloom, a beautiful magazine for gardeners, plant admirers and nature lovers; or bring along a plant to give to a new home at London Terrariums’ plant swap.
Other activities include a fantasy greenhouse workshop with illustrator Lizzy Stewart blending drawing, print-making and leafy inspiration; a photography exhibition by Emily Haynes exploring ‘People and Plants’ and more to be announced in the coming months.