Houseplants are on trend and after its popular debut in 2021; the RHS Chelsea Flower Show sees the return of the Houseplant Studios to Ranelagh Gardens around the side of the showground.
There are five fun and fabulous houseplant studios filled with houseplant inspiration at this year’s show where you can boogie with the botanicals, enter into a houseplant habitat or take home inspiration to create your very own plant-filled paradise.
Houseplant Studio 570* The Plant Clinic
What a treat for any houseplant fan. If you are tackling a houseplant problem simply head to the Happy Houseplants x The Plant Rescuer’s display for its daily Plant Clinic and learn from the experts how to care for your houseplants within its immersive, interactive space.
The Plant Clinic features plants with sculptural beauty, which are also affordable, readily available and easy to look after. Inside the studio is a steam room complete with a plant Jacuzzi – a propagation tank with bubbles of oxygen to entice the cuttings to root. Get your hands dirty and come and ask all those burning houseplant questions that need answers. www.happyhouseplants.co.uk
The Grass is Greener Where you Water it 572* (note this is called The Plant Workshop too and is NOT in the catalogue)
This studio shows how to green up and invite wellness into your work from home space. It’s full of fabulous foliage plants, some sensory to create texture and fragrance in a quest to make a dual-purpose relaxing and calming environment. Look out for the iMac stuffed with ferns and the keyboard growing moss. It’s fun and funky and full of fresh ideas.
Designed by The Plant Workshop (www.theplantworkshop.co.uk)
Botanical Rhapsody 573*
This studio is a sensory showcase, a blend of sound, vision and touch to create a Botanical Rhapsody. It uses technology known as bio-sonification to translate the biorhythms of living organisms into sounds. Play a part in the plant’s ‘music’ by seeing how they respond to being touched, with the experience being enhanced by dynamic lighting changing throughout the day. It’s a fascinating insight into the deeper understanding of plants and how they feel, respond and react to our presence, touch and interaction.
Designed by The Edible Bus Stop (www.theediblebusstop.com)
Planet Studio 575*
You can literally Dive into a 70’s throwback of Party plants and seventies styling at Planet Studio. See retro classics and wonderful houseplant oddities collide in a space inspired by the iconic NYC nightclub, Studio 54. Spot the lava lamps and colourful lighting alongside the houseplant filled dance floor, a planted coat-check and a bar offering ‘refreshments’ for thirsty partying plants. It’s a funky space that evokes the feel of city nightclubs, retro styling and clubbing, complete with houseplants, ready for your botanical boogie.
Designed by James Whiting (www.plantsbythere.com)
Social Media vs. Reality 574*
Over the last couple of years many people have created work-from-home offices, searching for a way to balance productivity and downtime within home environments to create some workspace wellbeing.
The Aroid attic (www.thearoidattic.com) has created a space that is bursting with houseplant delights and fantastic foliage creating a nurturing, productive and stress-reducing space – perfect for filling a home office. The plants are familiar monstera and philodendrons mixed with the rarer specimens of orchids and air plants.
Designed by Charlotte Durrant and Mohammed Bhula.