GOING GREEN: Indoor plants and great places in Newcastle to buy them

If you know, you know. 

Spend any time speaking to a lover of indoor plants and you will soon discover that purchasing and tending to the green goodness found in their home is a passion project. Bordering on an addiction. 

The Australian Nursery Production Industry has a current market value of $1 billion and producers are expecting a growth of 3.6% over the next 12 months as the demand for plants, and their pots, continues to grow.

We are spending more time at home than ever before and for many, plants are an affordable way of freshening a living space – bringing a bit of light, life and colour into the house. 

Having a quick scan on-line it seems that the benefits of bringing the outdoors in are not only aesthetic. Many articles and scientific journals cite improved mental health and mood, clarity, productivity, air purification and a sense of responsibility and compassion as the many benefits of indoor plant ownership. 

Looking to get into this phenomenon but don’t exactly have a green thumb? 

Here are a few fantastic places in Newcastle, with very knowledgeable staff, where you can head to get some advice for your space and start your collection. 

Good luck going green.

Sharpe’s City Gardener

324 Darby Street, Bar Beach NSW 2300

High Swan Dive

190 Glebe Rd, Merewether NSW 2291

My Plant Oasis

Shop 4 / 14 Northcott Drive, Kotara Home Maker Centre, Kotara NSW 2289

Newcastle Food & Flower Markets

1 Rural Drive, Sandgate NSW 2304

Written by Newcastle Live

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