Botanika by Kismet
Nestled in the heart of Gaythorne, Botanika by Kismet is one of the most unique plant stores around. Owned and operated by designer and illustrator Melanie Kilby, Botanika by Kismet started as a way to flesh out Melanie’s unused studio and office space and how now turned into a fully-fledged venture in its own right. The store stocks a large range of low-maintenance plants, perfect for novice plant owners looking to spruce up their own space with something green that is also hard to kill. Melanie has selected a range of plants – small and large – including succulents, ficus plants, palms, heliconias, Devil’s Ivy, Mother-in-law’s tongue, philodendrons and more. In addition to the greenery, patrons can also purchase concrete and ceramic pots of Melanie’s own design, or vessels from Alice Norton and Indigo Earth. Those with a decorative eye should keep an eye out for kokodama and macramé hanger workshops in the not-to-distant future.