If there is one thing I truly miss in Jeddah, it’s the greenery. Plants, whether flowering or otherwise, tend to lift my mood and brighten the surroundings. The presence of plants in our homes have many benefits, from providing us with much-needed oxygen to purifying air and balancing indoor humidity. But where does one go in Jeddah to look for house or garden plants? Zareen Muzaffar visits the Fayfa Garden Centre in her hunt for some beautiful shrubs, but ends up finding much, much more.
Are you looking for some fresh plants for your home? Or perhaps some easy-to-manage artificials that look like fresh plants? Interested in turfing or landscaping, but not sure where to go? Not to worry. You will find all sorts of green beauties nestled in Fayfa, located on Tahlia Street in Jeddah. This awesome garden and gift centre is home to a variety of plants, flowers and decorative items for your garden, as well as beautiful patio sets.
Two whole floors at Fayfa are dedicated to all the paraphernalia that truly belongs in your garden or patio. With a wide range of colours and designs available, you can match your patio set with the perfect plants and decorations with ease. You will even find a range of fragrant and fragrance-free candles tucked into the corner when you enter the store. One beautiful item that caught my eye was an ornate wooden cart that one can place either in a garden or inside one’s home.
The store’s back doors lead to a surprisingly pleasant area that is home to a variety of animals. Decorated with different rides for children and a small cafeteria, the walkway leads to a small zoo that your children will love. You will also find fresh flowers, plant pots, soil and seeds in this open area.
For those whose children love animals and are looking for the perfect pet to adopt into their family, Fayfa also has an enclosed pet center very close to the zoo where you will find beautiful parrots, cats, puppies and fishes for sale. Not to forget some friendly monkeys and if you’re brave enough, completely coiled snakes. You can visit the Vet clinics too once you’ve taken your new pet home.
Whether you are new in Jeddah or an old resident, Fayfa has a lot to offer for those looking to spruce up their house or garden. And a nice spot for those looking for a pet as well.
For more information please call 02-6695669