Horticulture Week Podcast: Interior plant designer to the stars, Ian Drummond on peat free houseplants, plant trends and career highlights

Matthew Appleby and Ian Drummond
Matthew Appleby and Ian Drummond

Interior landscaper and plant stylist Ian Drummond has been at the forefront of the indoor plants revival in recent years.

He was one of the owners who sold Indoor Garden Design to Nurture Landscapes in 2021. He's now set up on his own as Ian Drummond Botanical Design and is also consulting for Nurture.

He discusses Elton John's parties and his neon pink macrame hanging houseplant studio complete with drag queen DJ at Chelsea Flower Show.

Plants at Work week from 27 June - 1 July will promote greenery in the office post-lockdown, while flowering houseplants such as African violet could feature in Indoor Plant of the Year 2022.

Drummond says flowering indoor plants can be an addition to foliage and that garden retailers could use room sets to promote houseplant arrangements throughout the house, including in kitchens and bathrooms.

Lack of peat-free, plastic packaging and UK grown remain issues and Drummond discusses ways ahead:

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