Best Locations in Norwich to buy Houseplants.

Being such a green city, it’s no surprise many of us here in Norwich have green thumbs. Surrounded by amazing natural marvels such as the Broads, Thetford Forest and Marston Marsh, a lot of us have decided to have a little piece of nature for ourselves. Houseplants are a great way to bring the beauty of the outdoors closer to us. Whether it be in our homes or our offices, having a houseplant is a great way to brighten your mood. 

They don’t just look nice. There are a great number of health benefits that houseplants can bring; Some of them are mental, some of them physical. 

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Plants clean the air. Having a plant inside a building can take away some of the toxic vapours wafting around. Harmful chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde are absorbed by houseplants. Plants can also reduce the chances of you becoming ill. Studies show that having a plant in your house lowers the risk of you getting dry skin, colds, sore throats and dry coughs. All in all, you can breathe much easier when there’s a plant in your house.

It’s not just our lungs that plants can heal. Being in nature helps improve concentration, memory and productivity. Of course, you get the most benefits by taking a taxi to the Norfolk wilds, but if you’re too busy you can bring nature to you. People working at home can improve their productivity by having a plant to look after. If you’re already back in the office, plants can make everyone’s day brighter!

With houseplants being a simple yet beautiful way to make your environment healthier, here at ABC Taxis we thought we’d come up with a list of places around the city to buy your houseplants!

Urban Jungle

Urban Jungle, Old Costessey

A couple of miles away from the city centre, Urban Jungle isn’t just a shop, it’s an experience! There are so many plants that you can really feel how clean the air is. When you go, take a deep breath. The people at Urban Jungle are experts and will enthusiastically answer any question you have about looking after your plants. If that’s not enough to entice you, there’s an amazing cafe and pond that’s home to some huge koi fish!


Elm on Elm Hill, Norwich

Elm is one of the Lanes’ true treasures. Selling stationery, gifts, decorations and plants, every aspect of your life can be made more beautiful with a visit to Elm. If you get a chance to go, there are plants outside that will close up when you touch them! A lot of the plants in their store are small, cute and easy to manage. For new houseplant enthusiasts who want the prettiest selection, Elm is for you!

The Plant Den

The Plant Den, 91 Upper St Gile Street

A small but elite shop, The Plant Den on Upper St Giles Street is so dense you’d think you’d wandered into the tropics! The plants they sell are exotic, completely transforming your space. There are no surprises there as transforming spaces is their speciality! With just a phone call, you can chat with them about how they can choose the best plants for your home or office. They don’t just sell plants, they are artists decorating your home!

Scaped Nature

Scaped Nature, 60 St. Giles Street

Sometimes you want a house plant to be part of your environment. Scaped Nature makes a little environment all for your plants! Specialising in aquariums and terrariums, Scaped Nature puts the jungle in a box and the results are gorgeous. The shop is a true passion project for people who have a love for the creative and mindful practices of creating mini environments. Take a visit yourselves and discover the beauty of Scaped Nature.

These are some of our favourite places to shop for plants here in Norwich. You deserve to have clean air and a lovely environment to live in so why not get yourself a houseplant? Whether you want a ride to the shop or your houseplants click and collected, ABC Taxis Norwich is here for you! Since we’re so passionate about clean air, we have an eco-friendly fleet of vehicles ready to take you to your destination! All you have to do is book ABC Taxis through the phone, ABC Taxis app, Facebook messenger or our online booking system!

Posted on June 30, 2021

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