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Stem & Vine, Nursery, Arts & Decor

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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
Writing for pleasure to showcase the best Australia has on offer.
Published March 25th 2022
Vibrant, colourful arts, decor & plants @ Stem & Vine
When Hawkins Nursery closed, we were all quite sad as it had been a place to wander around, stay for a meal or coffee and buy some plants to take home. For a long time, the building stayed empty and home to wandering souls. However, today it is once again a thriving nursery, coffee shop, and gift store with plans for an art gallery, art workshop space, a bar and restaurant.

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Stem & Vine, Chandler (Author's Photo)


Stem and Vine has been open for a few months and yet I was amazed at the quantity of plants everywhere. I walked around from section to section in awe of the variety of healthy plants, some of which I had not heard of before.

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Plants Galore at Stem & Vine (Author's Photo)


Although, when visiting my interest was purely to see what was there, I was drawn to the cactus and succulent section in a middle area of the grounds. Wow, what a selection! The beauty of cactuses and succulents is that they do not need much water, which is great for Queensland summers and if you were to go on leave for a few weeks, you would not come home to dead or unhealthy plants. I found a succulent that I had been searching for and a couple of others that I could not resist taking home.

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Cactuses & Succulents (Author's Photo)


I did not realise the land area was as big as it is - for as far as the eye could see to the back of the nursery pots of all sizes and colours were sitting on the handstand area there. During my walk around, I saw many couples selecting different sized pots and loading them into the back of their utilities or trailers, along with healthy plants to pot when home.

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Small, Large, XLarge and Decor Pots (Author's Photo)


You are also able to purchase all the usual nursery items such as potting mixes, mulch, garden tools and essentials plus a few specialised items like coil totems and such. There is a playground for the children and the nursery is dog friendly.

Inside and out in the yard area, you can find home décor items, metal wall hangings, furniture, table and chains, casual chairs, small tables, cushions, knick-knacks as well as beautiful garden décor and more. If not to take home yourself, there are plenty of awesome birthday or wedding presents here.

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Gardening Accessories (Author's Photo)


Owner David was telling me that he wanted to incorporate the talent of street artists into the nursery and having done this, many amazing street art creations have been painted on several walls throughout the nursery. Yet to be renovated is a room where David's vision is to develop a gallery where these artists can work and also sell their creations.

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Street Art on one of the Walls (Author's Photo)


A lot of work has been done at Stem and Vine since my first visit, which now has a café situated in the middle of the outside area. Lime green tables and white chairs give a fresh natural feel with the combination of pot plants nearby.

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Cafe with a Nature Feel, pop in for Coffee (Author's Photo)


Stem and Vine is open seven days a week from 10.00am to 5.00pm on weekdays and 8.00am to 4.00pm on weekends. For more information, please visit Stem and Vine's website or Facebook pages. Best of all, pop along to 1666 Old Cleveland Road, Chandler and have a look for yourself.
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Why? Beautiful Decor, Pots, Plants, Art & More
When: 7 days a week
Phone: 0423 470 590
Where: 1666 Old Cleveland Rd, Chandler QLD 4155
Cost: Individually Priced Items
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Thank you for this update. I was just thinking about Hawkins the other day and how sad that it closed down. Happy again knowing that Stem and Vine has taken its place. I adore the combination of plants, art and coffee My new happy place.
by ruthl (score: 0|5) 187 days ago
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