A Jungle in Mid-city?! Solso Park, Newly Opened in Aoyama, is a Welcome Spot with a Stunning Variety of Plants.


WordsPen Editorial PhotographyTohru Yuasa

A new Solso venture, Solso Park, has opened under the direction of gardening guru Taichi Saito, a landscape artist whose expertise extends to office greenery and a variety of botanical productions. The park is located within the Share Green Minami-Aoyama complex space, centered on a plaza near the Aoyama Cemetery.

Solso Park boasts the largest area of any of the Solso venues that have opened in the metropolis. Some of the interiors are truly jungle-like, where about 230 species of plants flourish. Outdoors, in addition to expected greenery such as herbs, and olives and lemon trees, exotic plants such as tropical elkhorn ferns and giant cactus, rarely encountered in the city, meet the eye. There is also a rich array of goods, such as well-designed flowerpots of all sizes and sprinkling cans.

Most pleasant of all, casual inquiries—’Every so often I think about getting a plant for my room…’—receive knowledgeable answers from a professional point of view. The comprehensive advice covers not only the ecology of the plant, but also where it should be placed and how often it needs attention. The array of plants changes every season, so be sure to check it out at the earliest opportunity.

Solso Park

1-12-13 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Tel.: 03-6812-9770

Hours: 10:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.

Closed: Indefinite