Brooklyn is home to many a plant store, but none are quite like its newest green oasis Horti PLAY.
The new 5,000-square-foot plant store is filled with rare species that tower over shoppers at nine feet tall, and include everything from Philodendron Giganteums and Ficus Elastica Burgundies to Birds of Paradise and Euphorbia Trigona cacti.
The space is so filled with greenery it feels more like a lush botanical garden rather than your typical plant shop.
“Forming relationships with houseplants is at the core of our business, and Horti PLAY has been designed to reject the throw-away culture of shopping and instead put connection with nature at the forefront,” said Puneet Sabharwal, Horti Co-Founder and CEO. “There isn’t a houseplant store like this anywhere in New York City, and we look forward to using the space as the conduit to many long-lasting houseplant relationships.”
The pièce de résistance, however, is the stunning black-framed Victorian glass greenhouse in the center of the greenhouse which will be the location for intimate talks and immersive sound baths.
Community events, apothecary workshops, pop-ups, and live performances will also be on the shop’s calendar of events.
“We’ve designed Horti PLAY as a space where people can drop by for a moment of respite from their day-to-day life and enjoy being surrounded by the calming presence of plants,” added Bryana Sortino, Horti Co-Founder and COO. “With community as our driving purpose, we’re already looking toward additional ways to use the store, such as an artists’ co-working space and curated houseplant library.”
The new plant store is located at 432 Rodney Street. It’s open Monday-Friday 11a.m. – 5p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 11a.m. – 7p.m.
Learn more at their website here.