Since the mid-1800s, we've all been told to deck the halls with boughs of holly come Christmastime. While sprucing up your chosen joint with greenery is solid advice, there's no need to restrict your merry embrace of nature to just one type of plant.
Deck your coffee table with pots of cacti. Adorn your bathroom shelves with planters filled with succulents. Brighten up your loved ones' homes with whichever leafy morsel you think they'll love. Whichever you choose, find whatever you're looking for at The Lanes Plant and Homewares Market.
On Sunday, November 24, the one-off market will take over Fortitude Valley's Bakery, Winn and California Lanes between 10am–2pm, all as part of the precinct's A Very Laneway Christmas event. More than 32 stallholders will be slinging the likes of plants, flowers, kokedamas, ceramics, candles and homewares, with Botanic Box, Botanical Lab, The Flower Source, Max and Mort, Made with Grace, Alice Nightingale and Hunchmark Ceramics among the sellers.
Live music will also feature, tying in with the three laneways' Welcome Back to the Lanes free live gig series. And, you can also take part in one of five different workshops, covering areas such as seed bombs, plant potting and that ol' Xmas gift favourite: terrariums.
Images: Botanic Box / Max and Mort.