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Florist Eden Kersten of The Botanist has a unique way of bringing nature into her home. She shares her expert care tips to help your indoor plants thrive


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Eden with son Jude.


Melburn basket, $54.95, from Freedom. Spectre sofa in charme mocha, $4495, fromMe and My Trend. Other items Eden’s own.


Eden’s catcustom gifts for dad, Orange, shares his home with many rare plants.


Eden bought her dining table from Vitrine.


Try it:Try your hand at vintage shopping. Eden scours inorganic collections and op-shops for planters and much of her furniture and decor.


The portrait and?floral artwork was given to Eden by her mother, a vintage collector who helped inspire Eden’s sense of style.


Eden sources her pots and planters from The Botanist, Trade Me and secondhand shops. She also picks up ones she finds on the street.



Style it:Plants will add personality to your bathroom and bring a fresh touch to a sterile environment. Some plants will thrive in moist conditions.


The home’s former owner was a woodwork teacher, who finished the house beautifully and created a built-in bathroom cabinet.


“We get the afternoon sun pouring through the back of the house and the morning sun coming through the bedrooms”


In the backyard, the family have retained camellias, fruit trees and a small vege garden, and hope to add a glasshouse.


The woman behind the popular floristry business The Botanist has been collecting plants for years and when she and husband Jason bought their first home last year (in Auckland’s New Windsor) she was finally able to install the plants in their “forever home”.


Eden Kersten, florist at The Botanist,Jason Kersten, electrician at Saint Electrical, and Jude, 5, plus Orange the cat.

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