Indoor gardens are booming in bars, restaurants, and hotels—making spaces feel lush, atmospheric, and echoing the near universal revival of houseplants. The latest space to join the fray is NoMad’s new outpost in London, a 91-room boutique hotel set in the extraordinary architecture of the former Bow Street Magistrate’s Court in Covent Garden.
Completed in 1881 (although operating in other nearby buildings since 1740), the central London court, with its imposing nineteenth century façade, had its fair share of high profile defendants from Oscar Wilde and the Suffragettes to disgraced politicians and East End gangsters, the Kray Twins. The architectural fabric is as grand as you’d expect in a Victorian Greco-Roman public building, and it provides the backdrop for richly glamorous and textural interiors by Roman & Williams and a planting design by Alasdair Cameron. We take a closer look at the pockets of pots bringing the city’s hottest new destination to life.
Below, some ideas to steal for your own indoor garden.