ISSUE 24  |  White Gardens

Top Picks from the Gardenista Market at GROW London

June 17, 2015 4:00 PM

BY Danny Della Lana

Our favorite UK-based floral artists, craftspeople, shop creators, and innovative publishers will be at GROW London Thursday till Sunday, conveniently concentrated in the Gardenista Market hosted by our own Christine Chang Hanway.

Here is a sampling of vendors and their brilliant wares (for more, click here and here): 

Above: Nicola Beauman’s Persephone Books is out to publish “criminally neglected” early to mid-20th century woman authors. It’s also bringing design bliss to readers everywhere: each book features gorgeous endpapers by artists who were the authors’ contemporaries. Buy them in bulk.

Above: Beggars’ Velvet, a new effort by Kate Owen and Ros Badger aiming to “playfully engage with the onerous tasks of daily life,” will be offering an array of profoundly useful items emblazoned with apt words and phrases from assorted literary giants. They’ve also created a waxed cotton working apron with deep pockets and a twine dispenser that should probably become the official Gardenista uniform.

Above: Grace & Thorn is bringing rustic English countryside style to London floral design. Founded by Nik Southern, Grace & Thorn’s bouquets feature lush contrasts in flowers and foliage. We’ll take one a day, please.

Above: Home Address offers a collection of items from European craftspeople curated by Celine Lynch. Take your pick from hand-made items ranging from Portuguese stoneware with winningly irregular edges to rush poofs woven by Catalonian donkey basket makers.

There’s still time to secure your discount tickets using the code GROWGARDENISTA. Ticket offer is valid at all times except Thursday night’s Garden Party Charity Preview.