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Grow London 2014- 06.24.14

grow0.jpg Here’s the latest from NOTCOT’s London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw.

Last week we attended the garden party preview of Grow London, the contemporary garden fair at Hampstead Heath. While we love the tradition of Chelsea, Grow promised contemporary new solutions for urban gardeners and we were excited to see what it was all about! The preview supported the Garden Museum and offered a fun mix of installations, contemporary garden products and more unusual items like fertilising tea!

Fun branding througout the show and love the plant and product creche! grow1.jpg

Taking a closer look with “The Plant Hunter’s Paradise” lets us take a closer look at these now common graden plants. Designed by Shane Connolly with real life plant hunters from Crug Farm Plants and Special Plants. grow2.jpg


A playful installation from the Burford, including it’s beloved Citroen van. grow4.jpg



Orchids in Teacups from the Burford Garden Company. grow18.jpg

Swings at the ready at this installation from The Modern Garden Company. grow7.jpg

You can customise your swing by picking your own seat and bungee colors. grow19.jpg

We loved this beautiful terrarium display called Urban Alchemy from The Urban Botanist. grow8.jpg


Hanging terrariums from The Urban Botanist. grow24.jpg

The Garden Hose Reindeer Mount by Garden Glory of Sweden in the Barbed stand! grow11.jpg

I’m more familiar with the BioOrb as an aquarium, but it was interesting to see them at Grow used for orchids. grow12.jpg

Fatboy hammocks in all colors. grow13.jpg

Seedboms for every situation. Great case too. grow14.jpg

The show also included solutions for indoor growing, like this setup from Bulbo. grow15.jpg

An army of gardening tools from Sneeboer. grow16.jpg

An antler makes a perfect watering can holder in this display from the Garden Brocante. grow20.jpg

Another fun instillation, called “My Escape” by Ian Drummond of Indoor Garden Design. grow21.jpg

A peek inside the O. grow22.jpg

Skyplanters on show at the Boskke stand. grow23.jpg

Interesting folding NorDeck garden chairs from NordEco. grow25.jpg


The show was also a great place to discover some incredible plants, like these beautiful (and fragrant) blooms from the Camden Garden Centre. grow10.jpg

Tea for your plants? A natural, biodegradable, sustainable fertilising brew from Old Mucker. grow27.jpg


Dibbers, herb driers and other goodies from the Nether Wallop Trading Company. grow17.jpg

A cute Laithwaite’s airstream. grow29.jpg

More woolly twine, Twool, which you may remember from Chelsea! grow30.jpg

It was a wonderful preview evening, will proceeds going to one of our favorite lesser known London museums, the Garden Museum, whose highlights include vegetable lamb of Tartary! growlondon14-6124.jpg

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