An Auckland Favorite: Bioattic

2 March 2016 4

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Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

The best thing about loving plants is that it is a worldwide phenomenon. Now it only took me a 24-hours flight to reach the other end of the world and find a place that embodies the love for plants in one fabulous shop: Bioattic in Auckland, New Zealand. Right upon my arrival in Auckland en route to my Airbnb I spotted the sign saying ‘Specialty Plant Store’ (the store was closed then) and I knew this is where I have to go. And boy was I right! Bioattic is run by Adrian Bird, who combines his love of nature and arts by creating beautiful plant compositions, terrariums and fabulous bonsai plants.

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

As a member of the Urban Jungle Bloggers community this was just the kind of shop to discover in Auckland. Not only was I overwhelmed by the bounty of beautiful leafy plants, cacti, bonsai, terrariums but Bioattic also sells one-of-a-kind vintage ceramics and macrame hangers. And my surprise was even bigger when the lovely salesperson knew about the Urban Jungle Bloggers community (and even one other random customer who was in store knew our plants community). I was beyond smitten – hello, the other end of the world and people know the Urban Jungle Bloggers!

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Bioattic, Auckland, plants, plant store, Urban Jungle Bloggers

As you can imagine I spent a good deal of time running around like a child in a candy store and snapping photos. But I also had to admit to myself that it is out of question to buy a plant. At the end I compromised by buying two vintage ceramics pieces – one way or the other, I left the store very happy and with a camera pumped with plant imagery.

Photography by Igor Josifovic, photo of salesperson and me by Mel Chesneau

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  • Reply Yvonne 2 March 2016 at 12:36

    Aaaaah! Can I live there, please. Way too many beautiful things… So fun that they know UJB, you must be so proud!
    Oh and I noticed that on Bloglovin’ your latest posts weren’t showing up. Turns out there’s another feed. Following the right one now 😉

  • Reply Judith 2 March 2016 at 14:06

    Wowowow!!! Wait 24 hours for me, I’m hopping on a plane right now!!! 😉 Such a nice selection of plants, very eclectic with macramé hangers, terrariums, vintage ceramics, bonzai and cacti! And so cool they and their customer know Urban Jungle Bloggers!! So cool!

  • Reply Sarah @ Mocha Casa 3 March 2016 at 10:17

    That store looks gorgeous – so many beautiful plants and lovely styling. You must have been in plant heaven? And amazing to find they had heard of Urban Jungle Bloggers too!

  • Reply Tamisha Fae 8 March 2016 at 15:03

    Looks absolutely amazing in there. It’s a pity I’m living so far away otherwise I would definitely visit!

  • Reply Alice 8 March 2016 at 15:57

    Amazing plants! Does anyone know what the name is of the tall skinny guy in the sixth picture down?

  • Reply Lina 9 March 2016 at 14:00

    This place looks absolutely gorgeous! And how cool that they know about UJB! 🙂

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