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Fun plant-lover experience
I like the booking system so it's not overcrowded and everyone arriving at once. The plants were all very healthy. I'm sure as the company adjusts, more will be added to each pop up experience so I will keep an eye out!
Online purchases - terrible! In store, better but still over priced.
Two orders placed on line. First came infested with mealy bugs. I asked for the plants to be taken away, they said no. Unfortunately I’ve been experiencing mealy bugs since. Not an infestation as first introduced. But it has cost me a lot in time researching, products etc. It’s been almost a year!
Second online order came with one plant missing, I had to follow up a couple times, did finally get a refund (it was only $10 for the plant, but principle). Especially as the other plants came with Aphids. One plant dies due to the pests, and I’ve s...
A cute little warehouse pop-up with a good selection of healthy indoor plants
I've read some negative reviews from interstate, but I found the SA pop-up Jungle Collective store to be a very positive experience. The initial wait time was quite a bit longer than expected due to COVID restrictions, which resulted in anyone with a ticket (no matter the time slot) being allowed in when numbers became available. I wasn't in a rush so this wasn't an issue for me, but perhaps something to consider if you're running a tight schedule.
Once getting inside, the experience was very positive and the staff were all very lovely (if a l...ittle busy). I really liked the layout and thought that there was a great selection of plants, especially smaller and medium plants. They were a little more expensive than you would probably be able to find at Bunnings (which I stumbled across a few days later), but overall I think the experience was worth it. All the plants I looked at seemed very healthy, and two weeks after repotting two into a shared larger pot, they seem to be doing really well. The wait for the check out line was also a little long, but I didn't mind waiting as we got to admire more plants along the way. Maybe another staff member or two on checkout would help this? Either way, it was good to see that there were people there and business was good. The dress-up discount was also a really cute idea, and I can't believe more people didn't take up the offer! Definitely something I would consider attending again.
Great source of plants you don't see very often
A great place to find plants to add to your collection which are sometimes hard to source elsewhere. Great quality stock and reasonably priced.
Awesome plant sale!
Excellent and large variety of plants, easy to find location and very helpful staff. The ticketing system is also very helpful. Would recommend!
Friendly workers, but overpriced and poor quality
I drove an hour each way to get to a pop up sale for my 30min timeslot. It was nothing like the images online. They were charging private nursery prices for poor quality plants. They promised online that Sunday afternoon goers would get a bargain with clearance mark downs. Mark downs meant $30 instead of $35 for a plant that is $20 at Bunnings. And most plants weren’t marked down at all. I bought two common plants in average condition for $40.
I walked up the road a little further and came across a gorgeous little indoor plant and decor shop. I bought a MASSIVE HEALTHY ‘ZZ’ here for $59.
Don’t waste your time- keep supporting your local nurseries.
I attended early Sunday morning and there were about 3 large tables with a selection of small to medium plants. The room was not large and the lighting was very low. There were some plant pots for sale. I thought the plants were priced quite high compared to what I would find at my local nursery, a small pot with a common plant would be $20. I was expecting so much more from what I read from the website and from the photos. I doubt I would attend any other advertised event.
Great little initiative making plant buying EASY AS!
I always found plant buying a little stressful but jungle collective virtual market literally made it more simple than buying a coffee. All the plants were pictured and organised page by page in an intuititive way. Very nice.
Awesome selection and really great prices
Plenty of variety and colours and really great prices. Would have been good to have more pots to choose from.
Planty wanty heaven!
The Jungle Collective is always an enjoyable experience and they have adapted so well during the craziness of 2020. The lead up from booking your ticket (hopefully an early slot to get access to limited goodies), through to sleepless nights of anticipation, waiting in line and finally walking thru plant heaven when the doors open! I missed talking to other plant enthusiasts waiting in line during the times we had a 'normal' shopping experience, but I also really loved the online experience to try and snap up plants on my wish list! Staff are al...ways engaging and there to help and always-on communication via social media and emails is always helpful. 'Normal' shopping is back and although 30 min window is in place it's still great to be able to interact with people again and see plants in real-life before purchasing! Thoroughly recommended and it's always helpful to get in early to get access to wider range of plants before they are snapped up!
Horrific and mortifying experience
We went to the warehouse sale and travelled over 1 hour to get there for only a 30min window and were appalled to see that the very low range of plants that were there, were all either burnt or dead. How disapointing
Everything an online shop for plant parebts who are looking for the best service
There's many reason I can list why jungle collective is good at what they do. From the website point of view, it is seamless and easy to navigate. The selection they have for the virtual Melbourne store is always wonderful even during winter when I understand most growers slow down. Service? So far I've only gotten good service that turned into great, I was surprised to receive my plant so soon this time around, I'm happy to support a local business that shows promise and deliver better service as they progress which I know to be a difficult th...ing. The quality of the plants have not failed me, they are well established, free from pest (always good to quarantine regardless) and since they are hand delivered they are "fresh" and not at all ruined by the harsh nature travelling as a parcel with the post. All and all, better than what you could get at bunnings and most plant shops. Did I mention the price is pretty awesome too?!
Plants arrived safely by courier, and were both brought into my home. They were actually bigger than I thought they would be, and fit well in both earmarked locations. Had them for 2 months now and the new growth is wonderfully satisfying. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for mature plants. Excellent
Terrible, please don’t use
Delivery service appalling - both times I used them the delivery guy told me he was going to bring them to my door and then did a runner, leaving the plants outside while I waited patiently for him at my door with the door open.
When a plant wasn’t delivered at all they refused to provide a refund.
Plants themselves very hit and miss. You need to repot immediately to get them out of the terrible soil they come in and expect them to not necessarily survive repotting.
I feel like a fool for using them twice. I thought the first time was just bad luck. I was wrong.
Plant arrived with fungal rot
Expensive purchase, plant arrived with some kind of rot, which has continued to progress, and leaves which had been broken off. I immediately tried to contact Jungle Collective via facebook as directed from their website, and was told their "horti" would be in touch within 24-48 hours. After having no response for nearly two weeks and contacting the business multiple times, I ended up requesting a chargeback through my bank. Before this had finalised, the business did process a refund themselves. Overall a very frustrating experience, but I'm glad it has been resolved.
Do not waste your money
They use false pictures. Gave me the wrong plants. Plants were tiny and not as advertised. Just go to bunnings.
False advertising. Unacceptable service.
Ordered during one of the Melbourne pop up sales and spent a fair chunk of money. Plants were okay, but one of the plants I ordered was a syngonium fantasy. It was advertised as a mature plant in a 12cm pot and I was delivered a tiny bottle baby in a much smaller pot size. Contacted them as it was clearly false advertising and at first they wouldn't offer anything but a $10 credit... really disappointed with the plants and the lack of acceptable service.
I purchased 4 plants from Jungle Collective and when I went to Bunnings to buy potting mix I saw 3 of them there advertised at a waaaay cheaper price! Plus other varieties I had seen on their website all available at a much cheaper price. I later realised photos on their website aren’t their own (taken from google or instagram) and aren’t portraying a true representation of the plants they have for sale. It pays to do your research.
Unhealthy plants over priced
Unfortunately the plants that are displayed in images are not the ones being sold. I have been very disappointed to find plants that are diseased and extremely overpriced
Horrible. If you need a refund for a plants that’s Dead on arrival you won’t get it.
I ordered some plants and they all arrived in a near dead condition. Firstly they are really hard to get in contact with. When I finally got In contact on their Facebook page I was asked to drive to a warehouse to take the dead plants to get a refund. When I got there, no one was there. Huge waste of time and I never got my money back for dead plants
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