My latest find is Conservatory Archives on Hackney Road, which I came upon by surprise one freezing winters day having opened in December. Crossing the threshold I realized this is a very rare and special place and one I know will not stay secret for long!
Located in a beautiful old hardware shop that has been stripped to reveal the patina of time by the delightful and creative shop owners Jin and Giacomo, from the original tiles on the floors and walls to the old plastered walls, it oozes character and charm.
Filled with botanical exotica from sculptural air plants to huge mature prickly cactus and dangling forests of ferns it’s an urban oasis. As if that was nt enough the plants are pared with a hand picked selection of mid century furniture, vintage botanical prints and books further enhancing the space with plans for a coffee shop too, it is a space to linger and be inspired. I dare you to com out empty handed!