What’s more unique than a nursery and aquarium in one? Mappins Nursery and Aquarium has everything a plant parent needs. Shop for new hanging plants for an indoor vertical garden. Get into the terrarium scene with ready-made miniature gardens in multiple sizes. Or start a water garden with their selection of aquatic plants, and the fish to accompany them! Continue Reading >

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Siamese Fighter Fish

Siamese Fighting Fish Care So, you have just bought yourself a Siamese fighter fish (Congratulations!) Here is a step by step process to help your Siamese fighter settle in and get comfortable in his new home. Note: your fighter purchased from Mappins is a male fish. Firstly ensure your tank at home has been set up i.e. wash gravel thoroughly in a colander/ sieve and rinse bowl. Fill slowly with water so as not to…

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Queensland Homes

The indoor garden created by Darryl Mappin in a converted South Brisbane warehouse features in the Winter 2015 edition of Queensland Homes. Darryl helped the owners create a garden inspired by the works of Kandinsky and Andy Goldsworth, delivering a garden to come home to that is inward looking, reflective and dynamic. Read more in the Winter 2015 edition of Queensland Homes Magazine.   Continue reading

The West End Magazine

See how the team from Mappins helped convert a South Brisbane warehouse into a beautiful garden space for urban living. Read more in The West End Magazine.

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4ZZZ Members

Mappins is a supporter of 4ZZZ, Brisbane’s local community FM station.  We offer a 10% discount to 4ZZZ members. Read more about 4ZZZ member benefits on the 4ZZZ Web Site.

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Workshops Calendar

     GIFT VOUCHERS for workshops are only available through Melissa at MJC Botanical or Mikiko at Kent Florist. *For prices and workshop details, please click on links below   June 2024 🔗Sunday 16 June – 10.15 – 12.15 Large Terrarium Workshop with Mikiko 🔗Sunday 16 June – 1.30 – 3.30 pm – Habitat Workshop with Melissa 🔗Sunday 23 June – 10.15 – 12.15 Miniature Japanese Garden Workshop with Mikiko 🔗Saturday 29 June – 2.00…

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Airplants display


Tillandsia (a type of bromeliad often known as 'air plants') make a great statement piece in glass, for terrariums or on driftwood. Their small, architectural forms make beautiful living sculpture. Well-suited to the indoor environment, Tillandsias require only ambient light and water. They prefer not to be planted in soil and are found growing on trees or rocks in their natural habitat. They can be placed on many surfaces with the help of horticultural glue… Continue reading
Mappins Shade House Wide

Indoor Plants

Bring your indoor spaces alive with our range of durable, low-light plants. Mappins offers Brisbane's best range of reliable, high-quality indoor plants. From elegant fiddle leaf figs to delicate ferns and beautiful orchids. Selecting the right indoor plant for your home can be difficult. Our experienced staff can match your requirements to the perfect plant selection from our shade house. Continue reading


Macrame plant hangers enable you to make a beautiful, vertical feature of your indoor plants. Mappins stocks a range of macrame hangers from simple, yet classic designs through to rustic features in a variety of colours and sizes. The versatile, stylish and classic design of macrame hangers complements both plants and pots, creating a decorative living feature. Our experienced staff can help in matching plants, pots and hangers to create a perfect, unique and striking… Continue reading