The Green and Floral Movement in Paris

27 November 2017

If you’ve been following The New Paris podcast, you’ve heard about the green and floral boom in Paris. My experts, Judith de Graaf and Elodie Love from Episode 12 talked about the rise of plant-focused concept stores, living walls, the popularity of home gardening, and the trend in dried flowers. But the 28-minute time slot flew by before we were able to go into detail about a few other topics, like flower delivery services (that are actually good and with a beautiful selection) and a few facts about green living in Paris that I didn’t know.

VEGETALISONS PARIS

The city’s hub for everything related to making the city a greener, plant-friendlier place to live. Any resident can apply for a permit to produce a green space (trees, community gardens, etc.) and the city offers a number of tools and even bulbs for free throughout the year to encourage urban gardening. Pas mal!

DELIVERY SERVICES

Finally, there are better options than Interflora! I’ve shopped with Bergamotte since they launched but there are other services that you can use on a regular basis (with a monthly floral option) or for special occasions:

AKAGreen  (Plants only)

Racine Paris (A new bouquet is created every day and shared by email to newsletter subscribers)

Pampa Paris (Artistic bouquets – they create one bouquet each week and deliver by bike)

DRIED FLOWERS
A handful of options for those looking for beautiful florals with a long lifespan.

Jeanne Paris

Officine Universelle Buly

Pompon Bazar

ELODIE’S FAVORITE UNIQUE FLORISTS 

 Flowered by Titi la tige
26 rue de Chabrol
75010 Paris
>> A mix of antics and colorful flowers. Thierry’s signature bouquet is called the Flowerbomb and can be ordered on Instagram.

Peonies Paris
81 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
75010 Paris
>> The first florist-meets-coffee shop in Paris. Compose your own bouquet at the flower bar.

Oz garden
8 rue de Furstemberg
75006 Paris
>> A florist and interiors shop. Oz Garden is situated in front of the interiors shop Flamant.

Jardinière Sauvage 

They select the best, seasonal plants throughout the year and create collections. They also offer to re-pot for you to ensure your plants are up to the challenge of city living. Delivery all over Paris!

PLANT COLLECTIVE

Judith is a big fan ofThe Plantswap , a project organized by Seeds Brussels (in Paris, Italy, and Brussels) where individuals can exchange small cuttings and plants with fellow green lovers. But not only that, the idea is to share a story about the plan – where it comes from, its name, etc. “It’s free, fun, and you always learn new growing techniques and get to know other plant lovers!”

ORDER A COPY OF URBAN JUNGLE BELOW AND LISTEN TO THE EPISODE FEATURING ELODIE LOVE AND AUTHOR JUDITH DE GRAAF: PARIS GOES GREEN! 

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