The Borrowed Nursery
The Borrowed Nursery is a repository of foliage, pots and homewares, tucked away off Lutwyche Road in a redone mechanic’s shed behind boutique retail strip Colwill Place. The Gold Coast-born concept made its way north in September 2020, after owner Lauren Lance noticed rising numbers of Brisbane residents travelling to The Borrowed Nursery’s Mermaid Beach location. In terms of stock, plants are a big focus. Leafy varieties are obtained from as far as the Byron Bay hinterland in the south to the Sunshine Coast in the north, with weekly drops often encompassing the likes of ivy, lipstick plants and chain of hearts – not to mention bouquets of dried blooms for tasteful decoration. The nursery’s range of vessels extends from sturdy terracotta pots and decorative urns to colourful glass vases and assorted hangers, while teapots from lauded ceramics brand Robert Gordon, candles from Byron Bay brand Posie and grow-your-own seed kits from Inartisan are great ideas for gifting. New stock will arrive weekly, with selection criteria based on timelessness and longevity of quality, rather than trend. Plant hire is another key facet of the business, with packages available for plant and pot arrangements suitable for both private and commercial events. Speaking of events, The Borrowed Nursery’s Windsor home can be hired too, with the spacious and rustic industrial interior perfect for small weddings or elopement ceremonies, baby showers, engagement parties, workshops, corporate gatherings and photoshoots.