London’s first cactus store

I have very exciting news! The first boutique purely dedicated to cacti and succulents, Prick has opened its doors to offer Londoner’s these exotic and unusual species. Regarding them as living sculptures, Prick is designed to make plant shopping as enjoyable as shopping for clothes.

Prick is the brain child of award-winning photographer, Gynelle Leon. On a slightly side-tracked career in forensic science as well as finance and fraud prevention, Gynelle was always working on various art and design projects during her spare time. After visiting Yves Saint Laurent‘s Jardin Majorelle in Marrakesh in 2011, Gynelle began collecting unusual and particularly large cacti and succulents. She was fascinated by cacti’s geometric forms and as well as their unique ability to outlast her relationships! Experiencing first-hand how difficult it was to find places to buy these rare plants, Gynelle quit her corporate job, sold her flat, and went travelling around the world to observe plants in their natural habitats, as well as journeying across the UK to visit nurseries and experts. After becoming a member of the British Cactus and Succulent Society, Gynelle knew it was time to open her one-of-a-kind shop that she had always wished existed.

“𝒯𝒽𝑒𝓎 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝒶 𝒷𝑒𝒶𝓊𝓉𝒾𝒻𝓊𝓁 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓈𝓊𝓈𝓉𝒶𝒾𝓃𝒶𝒷𝓁𝑒 𝓌𝒶𝓎 𝓉𝑜 𝓉𝓇𝒶𝓃𝓈𝒻𝑜𝓇𝓂 𝒶𝓃𝓎 𝒾𝓃𝓉𝑒𝓇𝒾𝑜𝓇. 𝒟𝓊𝑒 𝓉𝑜 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝒾𝓇 𝓁𝑜𝓌 𝓂𝒶𝒾𝓃𝓉𝑒𝓃𝒶𝓃𝒸𝑒 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒽𝒶𝓇𝒹𝓎 𝓃𝒶𝓉𝓊𝓇𝑒, 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓎’𝓇𝑒 𝓌𝑒𝓁𝓁 𝓈𝓊𝒾𝓉𝑒𝒹 𝓉𝑜 𝓂𝑜𝒹𝑒𝓇𝓃 𝒸𝒾𝓉𝓎 𝓁𝒾𝓋𝒾𝓃𝑔,” says Gynelle Leon, founder of Prick.

Prick isn’t a florist and it isn’t a nursery. Gynelle displays her cacti in beautifully handcrafted, terracotta ‘Prick Pots’, that are also designed by her and sold in store. Prick also displays carefully selected pieces crafted by local artists in order to build a showcase of handmade ceramic pots. Plant-related literature, accessories and drinks will also become signature features of the contemporary plant store as Gynelle creates an environment to enjoy these wonderful species and purchase a complete, ‘prickly’ package that will complement your modern interior.

PRICK Cactus Pots-2
Photo credit: ‘Cactus & Sandbox’

For more information and location details for Prick, click here.

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2 thoughts on “London’s first cactus store

    1. Thanks for commenting my little travel notebook! You should definitely visit Prick when you’re around the area! I’m going to be buying my first cactus from there in the next few weeks! Cannot wait! If you do visit, please take a pic and tag @dine_with_design on Instagram! 🙂

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