Noraville Green is in the garage and backyard of a Darlinghurst terrace. It's the second store from owner Tanya Baker, who opened the original in her own garage in Noraville on the central coast, about 90 minutes north of Sydney. That first store has since moved to a large retail space in neighbouring Toukley.
Flooded with natural light, the store is filled with around 150 plants, which are predominantly indoor and shade-friendly tropical garden species.
There are common plants such as monsteras, philodendron, mother-in-law’s tongue and spider plants, alongside Baker’s favourite, the velvety Peperomia incana (baby rubberplant). There are also rarer varieties, including the variegated Monstera deliciosa. A selection of outdoor screening plants such as bamboo and tiger grass are available, too.
Noraville Green is also stocked with all the accessories you’ll need for your plants to flourish, including pots, fertilisers and soil food.
For those who haven’t been blessed with a green thumb, Baker suggests starting with plants such as a peace lily, devil’s ivy or Zanzibar gem. The crew at Noraville Green will send you off with instructions to help nurture your new leafy bundle of joy, but welcome a phone call or message if you do run into any plant-related trouble down the track.