Party: Urban Garden Installation by Conservatory Archives

Wednesday 23 November 2016, 6:00pm — 9:00pm

Installation: 4 November – 18 December 2016

Party: Wednesday 23 November, 6pm – 9pm

You’re invited to celebrate our latest collaboration with London plant specialists Conservatory Archives

Come by the bookshop to experience our carefully curated green oasis and sip floral cocktails. You can also view the 2016 New East Photo Prize Exhibition.

Those who purchase a book on the night will also receive a plant from Conservatory Archives as a gift.

About the project

This winter, we’ve collaborated with London plant specialists Conservatory Archives to transform our bookshop into an urban oasis where visitors can relax and reflect among cacti, succulents, trailing plants and other green things.

The project draws inspiration from the nostalgic aesthetic of Soviet sanatoriums and biology classrooms, brought into the present with a contemporary east London style.

You’re invited to experience our curated collection of “living sculptures”, whose benefits are both aesthetic and therapeutic, and lend our bookshop a contemplative, calming vibe.

You can also extend your experience by purchasing plants to take home and care for.

About Conservatory Archives

Conservatory Archives are indoor gardening and plant specialists. They recently curated the plant life for architect Asif Kahn’s “Forests” installations in Shoreditch.

You can find their showroom at 493–495 Hackney Road, London E2 9ED and follow them on Instagram.