Plant Life Balance

Plant Life Balance Places – Brisbane Edit

Reaching optimal Plant Life Balance feels a little easier when you live in the south-eastern corner of Queensland.

It’s lush and tropical climate plus the meandering Brisbane River make it ideal for many plants to thrive. Thankfully, there are some terrific spots in Brisbane proper that are filled with flourishing green and help keep that PLB level high for city folk.

Hunter & Scout, Graceville

A strong tropical aesthetic featuring an impressive lining of ferns, philodendrons and palms makes this the perfect place to relax and get cool. It’s dog-friendly too!

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Covent Garden, West End

Somewhat of a tribute to the buzz of Covent Garden in London’s West End, Brisbane’s version does not disappoint. It boasts a massive gin library (over 200!) that’s crawling with golden pothos, spider plants and other creepers. From the courtyard throughout the building to the front balcony, there are plants everywhere. We love their botanical illustration wallpaper, too.

Mappins Nursery, West End

The long, skinny block that houses Mappins Nursery is one of the most beautiful green corridors we’ve ever seen. Plant shopping here soothes the soul before you’ve even opened your wallet. Owner Darryl Mappin offers regular creative workshops there too.

Three Blue Ducks, CBD

Born in Bronte, Three Blue Ducks is slowly spreading its love of the natural way around Australia and the Brisbane location is a beautiful CBD oasis. Complete with an array of tropical indoor plant beauties and sitting above the street tree canopy, its view over the Brisbane river is spectacular.

Roma Street Parkland, CBD

This is one of the best city gardens in the country and we would happily work in a skyscraper if it meant we could spend daily hours wandering through this paradise.

The Soul Pantry, Stafford

It’s amazing how you can turn a big ugly warehouse into one of Brisbane’s best Plant Life Balance places. Part nursery, part cafe, part plant school, part florist – The Soul Pantry does indeed store everything the soul needs.

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