The Plant Market
Shop for plants — and learn more about them — at West End's leafy new precinct.
West Village is already one of the greenest parts of West End, and now it's letting you take some plant-life home with you. No, you can't raid the precinct's garden — but you can browse the stalls at the spot's returning Plant Market.
Looking for something leafy to sit on your window sill? A statement plant for your back deck? Terrariums and kokedamas to place (and hang) wherever fits? Ceramics to spice up your shelves? Succulents and cacti, because they brighten up any space? Good ol' fashioned flowers, just because? Botanical-themed jewellery? Thanks to a long list of participants including All the Green Things, Max and Mort, Luvia Designs, September Creative, Billeta and Succulent Mummas, they're all on offer.
Just head on down to the free event from 8am–2pm on Sunday, September 8 — and if you have some plants at home that don't quite suit, could use someone else's love or you're just not feeling, you can bring them along to the onsite greenery adoption centre.
If you buy something on the day that you'd like potted on the spot, someone will do that for you, too, for a gold coin donation.
From 9–10.30am, you can also learn a few tips and tricks at the Plant Market's gardener workshops, including about potted plants, vegetable gardens and indoor greenery. The informative session costs $10, bookings are required, and the price includes a coffee and breakfast snack from Salt Meats Cheese.