Hip isn’t a description usually used for garden centers. Jungle, in Brooklyn, is hip. Owner and landscape designer, Amanda Mitchell has created a smart and compelling space in trendy Williamsburg that blends vintage and contemporary, urban and bucolic, rustic and sleek, cutting edge and ancient near the East River.
A brick wall with a bird mural painted by naturalistic street artist Roa, dominates one side of the nursery.
The opposite side has a bluish theme. A baby blue pergola hung with vintage style railroad lamps, a blue structure of unknown use, and in the rear behind a beautifully built pergola that spans the space and next to the diminutive design studio, a patio continued the baby blue theme.
I visited Jungle for a party thrown by Dutch Tub. There were several of them as well as their portable and very clever multipurpose wood stove/pizza oven Outdooroven which was being put to good use making pizzas for the guests.