Christmas plants and gardens in London

Published 9th December 2016 by Michelle

I took a walk around London last weekend, and it’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas! I saw Christmas plants, displays and gardens looking extremely festive alongside lights, trees and baubles – giving me lots of ideas for using plants as part of my Christmas decor at home.

Christmas bouquets at Columbia Road Flower Market

Christmas bouquets can be a fantastic addition to Christmas decorations, and at Columbia Road Flower Market there were plenty of beautiful items to put together for a stunning festive display – I particularly loved the combinations of ivy, ilex red, eryngium and pussy willow.

Ilex red and eucalyptus

Mistletoe

Red ilex, pussy willow, ivy and eryngium

Pussy willow

Beautiful container displays in Covent Garden

While wandering round Covent Garden I came across these beautiful Christmas containers. I love the idea of decorating non-traditional trees with baubles, and the idea of grouping Christmas plants together in wooden apple crates – for either indoor or outdoor festive displays.

Poinsettias, ivy and mini Christmas trees

Decorated olive tree

Christmas roof garden at John Lewis, Oxford Street

The roof garden at the John Lewis store on Oxford Street has been magically turned into a festive forest by The Gardening Society. Featuring a pop-up restaurant by Mac & Wild and a cocktail bar from Background Bars, the garden features lots of Christmas trees, a beautiful winter vegetable garden, and lots of pots of winter plants such as heather, thyme and Skimmia japonica Rubella. Definitely worth visiting for the cocktails, Christmas atmosphere and views of London!

Christmas wreath

Pots of ivy and heather

Winter veg garden

Ornamental cabbage

Skimmia japonica Rubella and heather

Skimmia japonica Rubella, heather and rosemary

Thyme in a milk pail

Let me know if you come across more plants used as Christmas decor in London or anywhere else, as always send pictures to michelle@urbanbotanics.co.ukĀ – I’d love to see them!

Christmas wishes till next time!

Michelle x