Famous for her glamorously minimalist interiors, London designer Rose Uniacke rescued an unloved indoor gallery at her 19th-century mansion, creating a light-filled conservatory for orchids to evoke an era when Victorian plant hunters roamed the globe in search of the exotic.
Of-the-moment garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith helped Uniacke create the greenhouse garden, featured in our new Gardenista Book. Here’s a sneak peek at the chapter, plus never-before-published images from the photo shoot:
Photography by Matthew Williams for Gardenista.
By 2007, when Uniacke and her film producer husband, David Hayman, bought the house, it had been stripped of charm and divided into apartments. Uniacke, who has an eponymous shop on London’s Pimlico Road, hired Belgian minimalist architect Vincent Van Duysen to reimagine the space and restore the dwelling’s original purpose as a single-family home.
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- Garden Visit: At Home with Writer Daisy Garnett in London.
Finally, get more ideas on how to successfully plant, grow, and care for orchid with our Orchid: A Field Guide.
Finally, get more ideas on how to plant, grow, and care for various houseplants with our Houseplants: A Field Guide.
Interested in other tropical plants for your garden or indoor space? Get more ideas on how to plant, grow, and care for various tropical plants with our Tropical Plants: A Field Guide.