It seems that Rough Trade and Sneinton Market are the places to be this weekend if you’re into plants, coffee and cake …

Plants, Plants, Plants!

The city is going a bit plant crazy this weekend with two great indoor plant shops both having events. Best bit is, they are close enough to each other that you can check them both out and they’re right next to somewhere you can pick up a decent cup of coffee and cake!

Rough Trade

Head over to Rough Trade where Green Haus Plant Shop will be filling the foyer with 300 of their gorgeous plants. If you haven’t already read my Q&A with Green Haus then go check it out and have a look at their top 5 indoor house plants, then your shopping list is pretty much sorted!

Variegated Monstera Delicosia
Check out Green Haus Plant Shop’s amazing plants in the Rough Trade foyer

Ottar is just upstairs on floor 1.5 for their penultimate Ottar x Rough Trade pop-up – serving coffee from Outpost, tea blended by Hockley Homegrown and a selection of amazing cakes and chocolates. If you’re after something a bit more substantial they also serve a really good lunch!


Ottar Chocolate
Ottar Chocolate’s Cakes 

Lane will also have their stand there and you’ve  got to check out these wicked tea towels they have designed for Ottar. I can’t bring myself to use mine yet because it’s so nice.

My lovely Ottar tea towel

Sneinton Market 

New indoor plant shop The Watered Garden have their ‘official opening’ on Saturday, 11am – 6pm, in their unit on Sneinton Market. They’ve been open a week or so now but if you haven’t popped down yet then Saturday is the time. In August they’re going to be running some workshops on creating your own demijohn terrariums so if you fancy a go at that you can book that there too.

The Watered Garden Plant Shop

As promised just around the corner is the market’s newest cafe Blend – a pit stop for more coffee and cake, and double lunch if you can manage it. They’ve got some imaginatively named grilled cheese sandwiches that taste spot on and they roast their own coffee next door. Also, keep an eye out to see if they have an Oozee Boozee Bakes cake on, because they taste wicked and alcohol is ok at any time of the day if it’s infused in a cake right?

Have a good weekend and if you can’t decide where to go, just do Sneiton Market Saturday and Rough Trade Sunday x


If you feel that I’ve missed something or you want me to include your event in a future post, email me at 30innotts@gmail.com but please remember I only write about things I love. I’d be particularly interested to hear about events in the wider county.