STEK has such lovely plants and herbs on display outside their shop and in the window. The shop was started by five people, each with their own green specialty, who wanted to make Rotterdam greener and nicer to live in.
As I’m always on the look out for more plants for my garden, I went to check out their assortment. The shop is heaven for anybody who’d like to spruce up their balconies and gardens, no matter how small or big they are.
Besides all kinds of plants, herbs and organic seeds to grow your own herbs, veggies and mushroom growkits from locals like Rotterzwam, there are plenty of tools, books, bird’s nests, insect-hotels and other lovely items to get you started or which can be nice presents to give away.
If you want a particular plant which isn’t available at the moment, they will look it up and they can notify you when it’s available again.
Besides advising you on gardening, they could help out with giving advice on designing gardens / balconies or on helping out if you’d like to make your street greener with your neighbours. There are workshops on how to grow your own veggies or how to design your garden etc.
Check out the back garden for more plants, it’s like an oasis in the concrete jungle! Though this might make it harder to choose which plants you’d like.
It’s a great place to browse and get inspired, even if you don’t have green fingers.