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Scenic spots to fuel your indoor plant obsession, from Kuala Lumpur to Borneo

Ohsum Mossum's Shrubbery Shop

If ever a brand had a green thumb, Ohsum Mossum would be it – the same creative minds behind the verdant 'Room To Grow' suite at KLoé Hotel. A specialist in botanical installations and gardening workshops, Ohsum Mossum also operates the Shrubbery Shop, selling potted plants, terrariums, gardening accessories and plant-related paraphernalia.

Within its warm and welcoming interiors, events like crafts exhibitions, 'plant swap and meet' sessions, terrarium workshops and more also take place – it's the perfect spot for the weekend.

29-1, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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Having kicked off the soft launch this week of its second branch now at Tamarind Square, thrilled gardening fans in Cyberjaya with its spacious interiors, plant-teemed shelves, complimentary potting services and even green-inspired drinks from Ijo Matcha, a purveyor of coffee and matcha drinks which has set up its own counter within the store. 

B-3-3A, Tamarind Square, Cyberjaya

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Plantae Lover

An 'evergreen' success story is Plantae Lover, an indoor plant concept store that started as online business before pulling off the opening its first physical store in 2020. Based in Subang Jaya's bustling SS15 suburb, Plantae Lover lives up to its promise to be a brand that helps urbanites incorporate plants into their everyday life. Visitors to the store can shop for a variety of plants, from pet-friendly and desk-friendly varieties and larger decorative pots to gardening tools and books.

B9-1, Jalan SS15/8A, Subang Jaya, Selangor  

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Moon Shop Gallery

You may ask, how does Moon Shop Gallery manage all those epic shots of plants against a peaceful blue sea backdrop?

It helps that the Penang-based plant design laboratory sits along the picturesque Farquhar Street in Penang, filled with beautiful heritage buildings by the waterfront. Moon Shop Gallery specialises in beautifully crafted terrariums that are developed with specimens collected from Malaysian jungles. Through its elaborate creations and forest education workshops, Moon Shop Gallery aspires to promote greater public awareness of the beauty of tropical rainforests. The lab's 'Tree Table' from its Forest Furniture series merges art, carpentry and foliage in its attempt to make plants a more regular fixture in everyday indoor life. 

38/1, Farquhar Street, George Town, Penang

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Plant & Pot Studio

Feel like a slice of cake and coffee while you browse through potted plants? Plant & Pot Studio has you covered – both its Puchong and Ampang branches boast over a hundred varieties of indoor plants as well as a small cafe for when your plant-shopping leaves you a little peckish. Do note that reservations must be made for dine-ins at the cafe during the CMCO period.

Plant & Pot Puchong, 78g, Jalan Puteri 5/5, Bandar Puteri, Puchong, Selangor | Plant & Pot Ampang, 1 & 2, Jalan AWF 3A, Ampang Waterfront, Ampang, Selangor

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iGarden Setia Alam

Garden centre, cafe and all-around chill out spot for green thumbs, every corner of iGarden Setia Alam is filled with Instagrammable backdrops and an endless supply of plant props if you're in the mood for some foliage-themed photography – especially with that nostalgic all-white storefront. Guests here can enjoy a good cuppa at Su Cafe before binge-spending on a week's supply of indoor plants.

10-GF, Jalan Setia Perdana BE, U13/BE, SEK U13, Bandar Setia Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor

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Green Borneo Nursery

Did you know that Green Borneo Nursery has its own line of fertilisers, arranged in neat rows on the wall like a display from an Aesop store? Green Borneo Nursery's Instagram-worthy interiors burst with gardening wares and indoor plants for all to browse and enjoy – wooing gardeners, plant enthusiasts and Instagram-savvy crowds back every time. If you're looking to jazz up your outdoor or indoor spaces for special events, Green Borneo Nursery also offers landscaping services.   

Wisma Tun Fuad, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Pulpy Garden

Located at Slate @ The Row in Kuala Lumpur, Pulpy Garden is our go-to spot for local and imported succulent plants. If you've never heard of the Pulpy Succulent Planters here, consider trying them out as a hardier, more creative alternative to the conventional flower bouquet for your next special occasion. 

48, Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur

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Taman Hati x Planter Chin

For beautiful potted plants, cakes, coffee and cats (yes, furry friends are welcome here), Taman Hati x Planter Chin in Bangsar is a must-try. This cosy 'garden community' and cafe has also played host to musicians who put on jamming sessions amidst the pots and ferns – we better way to celebrate a love of plants, live music and cats?     

6a Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

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