HOUSEPLANTHOUSE is a digital hub exploring the contemporary nexus between houseplant care, interiors, photography + design. Launched in August 2017, this houseplant website and accompanying Instagram page documents my (ever-growing) plant collection and offers houseplant care tips, inspiration for plant purchases and interior styling with houseplants.
The demand for houseplants has exploded over the last few years and shows no sign of heading towards a decline. More and more of us are recognising the appeal of having something that we can nurture, something that lifts our spirits and offers a healthy dose of qualitative experience. For many of us, this comes in the form of houseplants. I say houseplants more specifically than plants in general, because more and more of us (including me) now live in homes with little or no outside space. I would like to encourage everyone to bring a bit of green into their homes so that they can share in the enjoyment that caring for plants can bring.
I share regular plant posts over on @_houseplanthouse and use my Instagram stories to give a ‘behind the scenes’ view of living with plants. I also have a small balcony garden and access to a greenhouse and share these activities too on HPH.
Dr Laura Jenkins
Laura graduated with a first-class honours in Photography in the Arts from The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Swansea) in 2009, and the following year was accepted onto a PhD research programme. Her research encompassed the interface between photography and continental philosophy and she graduated with a Doctorate in 2016.
In mid 2017 Laura launched the ‘houseplanthouse’ digital nexus, and has a growing reputation in the International houseplant community, especially through Instagram. In the summer of 2018 she secured her first major commission from the National Trust, bringing a 19th Century conservatory back to life.
She has recently started a new company, ‘Plant Haus Studio’ with Phillip Griffiths, offering interior plant design services and retail (see @planthausstudio)
Laura’s post-doctoral research is carried out through the research centre IPCRES.
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