Conservatory Archives, Hackney – A trendy plant shop with a hidden treat

Conservatory Archives, Hackney inside

If you know me well, you know I’m someone that’s pretty keen on the idea of shopping for plants, especially when this means adding personal touches to your home and making it feel more…homely. Adding a little somethin’ somethin’ to different spots of the house is always exciting and has an incredible effect on not only the decoration and feel of our little London flat, but on our everyday mood.

Our house is slowly starting to look like a jungle and most of our plants are now having little plant babies! I get a little extra excited when I notice them growing a little leaf, so imagine how happy and proud I feel when they’re creating babies of their own! Funnily enough, I feel like I’m now at a point in my life where I’m legitimately playing grown ups. Being the plant lady that I am and needing some extra pots, it was only a matter of time before Sam and I headed up to Lower Clapton, where a new Conservatory Archives plant shop had recently opened.

Conservatory Archives, Hackney entrance

Conservatory Archives sign

If you know your houseplants, you’re probably well aware of their power in improving air quality by trapping pollutants and letting us breathe more easily. If that wasn’t enough, they’ve even been linked to a range of mental and physical health benefits! Houseplants like snake plants and peace lilies, for example, help you sleep so are great to have in your bedroom. I can assure you, a visit to a plant shop is the perfect medicine when you’re feeling down. It’s guaranteed to cheer you up and keep you as occupied as a buzzing bee.

Naturally, even though our priority was simply getting our hands on a handful of pots, we quickly found ourselves squeezing between the greenery and admiring the trendy décor. The second of two plant shops (with the first branch located on Hackney Road), Lower Clapton’s Conservatory Archives is stylishly laid out and oozes cool from the entrance. Wooden floors mix in with traditional Spanish style patterned tiles, while retro features are introduced through old cupboards, chairs, deep sinks and hanging lighting among the hundreds (if not thousands) of plants. There’s everything you might be looking for and more – from cacti and orchids to even fully grown lemon trees!

Cacti and plants at Conservatory Archives, Hackney

Chair and plants at Conservatory Archives, Hackney

Cabinet with plants in Conservatory Archives, Hackney

Conservatory Archives Café

For those with a sweet tooth, you’ll be happy to hear that Conservatory Archives is truly a place with a lot under its belt and definitely much more than a plant shop. Hidden among the beautiful greenery, there’s a cosy café serving delicious freshly baked goodies and warm drinks every day of the week. There is even a deli counter! Can this get even better?

Well, I have to say it certainly can. With every excuse to dig into a bit of cake and after purchasing a couple of new additions for our London flat, we sat down for what was the spongiest and tastiest of matcha cheesecakes, a chocolate tart, a latte and a cuppa. This ticked all the right boxes and somehow felt like eating in a rainforest, but without all the annoying bits that come with a hell of a lot of rain!

Holding a latte in Conservatory Archives cafe

matcha cheesecake at Conservatory Archives, Hackney

Orchids at Conservatory Archives, Hackney

Hanging plants and plants in sink at Conservatory Archives, Hackney

Conservatory Archives postcard

Conservatory Archives is certainly a hidden gem well worth discovering. Whether you’re after some new trendy plants for your home or simply fancy a yummy treat, look no further than Conservatory Archives. This truly is a must if you’re in Hackney – I know a special spot when I see one!

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Conservatory Archives | 3-7 Lower Clapton Rd, Clapton, London E5 0NS www.conservatoryarchives.co.uk


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40 comments

  1. chloe

    Loved reading and looking at this post! So many beautiful plants x

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    1. blushrougette

      That’s so sweet, thank you Chloe! x

      Reply

  2. Ruth

    Oh wow I want to go there just to have a coffee in that cafe! It looks like an ideal place to sit with my notebook and draft out some blog posts!
    I’m super excited to hear that you’re having little plant babies! I’m exceptionally good at killing plants so I’ve given up on houseplants but I must get round to throwing some vegetable seeds into my patch of my parents garden and hoping that some of them survive and give me some yummies!

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      I feel like an old lady when I get excited about my plants, but growing vegetables sounds like so much fun! See? Old lady thoughts! x

      Reply

  3. Lupe Hernandez

    What a great post! The plants are so pretty, and how cool that they have a café as well

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    1. blushrougette

      Oh, thanks Lupe! x

      Reply

  4. Aimsy

    What a lovely plant shop! I love the decor and know I would spend ages in there just admiring everything. Also super handy that there is a cafe, the cake looks yummy 😋

    Aimsy xoxo
    https://www.aimsysantics.co.uk

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    1. blushrougette

      I can’t even begin to explain how cute this place is! It’s such a rare find and the cake only makes it better! x

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  5. Shannen

    That plant shop looks amazing! I’m also a plant lady – I’ve got so many plants on my desk that I couldn’t possibly fit any more! I love my cacti and aloe children 😂 Lovely post x

    Shannen | https://shannenclaire.co.uk

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    1. blushrougette

      Omg, that’s so cool! Plant ladies unite! x

      Reply

  6. Chloe Osborn

    Oh my gosh this is so beautiful! It looks like such a unique place to have a cafe in, gorgeous photos too! I can’t wait to get into buying more plants for my home.

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    1. blushrougette

      Awe, thanks so much for the lovely comment Chloe! x

      Reply

  7. Lex

    What a cool shop! I love having lots of plants in my flat and a definite must-visit if there’s cake as well! I’ll have to check it out next time I’m in Hackney!

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    1. blushrougette

      Absolutely! You are going to love it! x

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  8. Naomi

    Oh my goodness, these photos are heavenly! I love houseplants, and these shops and cafes look amazing. I’m not usually near London, but next time I am I’m going to look this post up again and visit at least one. Thank you for sharing 😀

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    1. blushrougette

      This is really sweet, thank you so much Naomi! x

      Reply

  9. Elen Mai

    This definitely look like a must-visit! I adore plants so I’d get lost in their for hours at a time I just know it. x
    El // welshwanderer.com

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    1. blushrougette

      Awe then it is just the place for you! x

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  10. Lucy

    Great post as always Gratsi! Every home should be full of plants! 😄 x

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    1. blushrougette

      Thanks Lucy, I just need more space so I can keep on getting more! x

      Reply

  11. Jane Palmen

    Wow that looks like an amazing place! I’ve never been any good at keeping indoor plants but I’m so pleased to hear that you have plant babies! Photos are amazing and cake is always a bonus!

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    1. blushrougette

      They make the house feel so much brighter, I love it! x

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  12. Ellen

    The cafe sounds great! And that cheesecake looks amazing!

    Reply

    1. blushrougette

      Trust me, it was AMAZING! X

      Reply

  13. Emma Lisa

    This places looks so cute! I love that it’s got a cafe there too x

    https://www.emmalisa.co.uk

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    1. blushrougette

      It’s great, isn’t it? x

      Reply

  14. Margarida Vasconcelos

    I love this place, went there last year. I haven’t visited the cafe yet. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. blushrougette

      Oh you need to, it’s awesome!

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  15. Dorota

    I am definitely a plant lady as well! Well, to be frank at first I was a plant murdered, but I somehow developed my skills and now flowers can survive with me a little longer than a week (and I mean the ones in the pot). The place looks very charming and I already spotted some plants which I would gladly take home with me.
    Dorota
    http://www.journalofdorota.com

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    1. blushrougette

      Seems like your kind of place 🙂 x

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  16. Fi

    This place looks amazing! I’m an avid collector of house plants myself and they really do brighten up a room! Next time i’m in London i’m going to have to visit!!

    https://fifuelsfitness.com

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    1. blushrougette

      Amazing, I hope you like it as much as I did! x

      Reply

  17. Savannah

    Beautiful! I absolutely love this space and all of the life it breeds. Great photos!! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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    1. blushrougette

      Thanks so much Savannah! x

      Reply

  18. Kimberly Leatherwood

    WOW, what an awesome place!! Beautiful pictures!!

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    1. blushrougette

      Thank you! x

      Reply

  19. Luke Heywood

    This is absolutely gorgeous.
    What a lovely place ♥

    Luke | http://www.lukeheywoodstyle.co.uk

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    1. blushrougette

      It is even better in person, trust me! x

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  20. Alexandra Wrigley

    This place sounds so dreamy! I’m going to have to visit as I love plants. Especially when I’m next in London! Matcha cheesecake too, good choice…

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    1. blushrougette

      Hope you like it when you visit! x

      Reply

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