Hackney Botanical Terrarium Coffee Table with upcycle window | upcycleDZINE

Maybe you don’t have a garden or maybe you just want more green in your home. Anyway, If you’re looking for an indoor garden, look no further. This see-through coffee table with a built-in terrarium is like a dream come true.

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A healthy surrounding

But first of all, why should you have houseplants. Well, one of the best reasons to have houseplants, besides visual beauty and not having a garden, is because plants are good for your health. The fact is they release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. This results in freshening up the air, and last but not least, it eliminates harmful toxins.
So if you’re not already surrounded by plants, you should start. There are so many categories to choose from. You’ve got flowering plants, foliage plants, cactus plants, and many more. And furthermore, you can choose between a hanging basket or trailing and climbing plants. There’s almost too much to choose from. That’s why it’s great that there are professionals that know what to do and what to mix and design.

Hackney Botanical Terrarium Coffee Table with upcycle window close up | upcycleDZINE

Create an indoor plantscape

One of those professionals is a company called Hackney Botanical, known for designing and building “plantscapes”. They want to bring nature to offices, homes, retail, and event spaces around London.

Hackney Botanical Terrarium Coffee Table from above | upcycleDZINE

Terrarium coffee table

Back to this coffee table. It’s a series of different tables, with either an upcycled window-frame or just its glass pane that now functions as a tabletop. The frame of the box is constructed using reclaimed wood and hairpin legs. The window frame or glass pane can be taken off for watering and are raised by metal posts to make room for air circulation.

The plantscape consists of a range of verdant leafy plants including tradescantia and pilea. The joy of a terrarium table as a living object is seeing it grow over time. Hackney Botanical has developed a soil composition balanced in a way that allows a table to thrive. If you purchase a terrarium coffee table you’ll get an easy-to-follow care instruction pack including watering and light requirements so your table continues to flourish.

Hackney Botanical Terrarium Coffee Table from the side | upcycleDZINE
Photos © Hackney Botanical

I guess that after seeing and reading about these amazing coffee tables, you start to wonder if it’s possible to start making it yourself. I think it could be a fantastic DIY project. The table in itself isn’t that difficult, but choosing the plants and creating the right environment for them to grow is a project in itself and a different story. Well, give it a try.

Design by Hackney Botanical

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