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Where to buy houseplants in Seattle

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Part of what makes Seattle a beautiful place to live is the abundance of greenery, but we can’t be out in it all the time. So you might be thinking of how to bring all that gorgeous foliage inside, or how to increase your current indoor forest. While a little leafy friend is always a good idea, houseplants are having a real moment right now, because nothing brightens up a place like a little plant life.

Fortunately, Seattle is full of establishments that specialize in exactly this kind of thing, from houseplant-specific stores to nurseries with a full selection of greenery (some that you might even be able to bring inside in a pot). All are staffed by locals that can give you guidance on what plants you’re going to want—especially key in a locale known for a weird relationship with sun—and what’s realistic for you, maintenance wise. (It’s also probably good to check if there are any interactions with any four-legged roomies you might have, but the ASPCA is a fine resource for that.)

Prefer to just look at the plants? Our list of breathtaking Seattle-area botanical gardens has you covered.

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1. Swansons Nursery

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9701 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 782-2543
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Swanson’s has been around for nearly a century—since 1924—and is a Seattle institution. Because it has a massive campus, there’s so much selection here, from giant trees to little air plants. Its selection of pots and other decor is also choice. The nursery also offers multiple classes (and even support over Instagram with a hashtag).

2. The Palm Room

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5336 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 782-7256

This design-minded Ballard shop specializes in tropicals, succulents, and nontraditional plants—like marimo and epiphytes—and has detailed care information on its website.

3. Ravenna Gardens

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2600 NE University Village St
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 729-7388
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Ravenna Gardens packs both indoor and outdoor plants into a relatively small (at least, for a full-fledged garden store), greenhouse-like space in University Village—a welcome respite from the vibe of the rest of the mall. It also has a wide selection of cute and offbeat pots.

4. Urban Earth

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1051 N 35th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-1760
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Small Fremont nursery Urban Earth has both indoor and outdoor plants—including veggies!—but specializes in making gardening work in a city.

5. City People's Garden Store

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2939 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 324-0737
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Sad news: This longtime garden store is closing because there’s a planned development on the site, and the actual date of its shuttering keeps changing. In the meantime, though, stock up on your soils, pottery, plants, and home goods at least through the end of 2019. After, you can visit the garden section of their mercantile up in the north end.

6. Cultivate Propagate

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312 W Republican St
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 492-5969
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Based in lower Queen Anne (or Uptown, if that’s your thing), Cultivate Propagate specializes in rare and otherwise unique plants, some of which are sold online. If you can’t decide what to get, the staff provides interior plant consultations, too.

7. Verde & Co

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400 Fairview Avenue North, Suite 103
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 619-7917
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Yes, it’s mostly a flower shop, but South Lake Union’s Verde & Co also sells little gift-size houseplants—and even has terrarium classes.

8. Plant Shop Seattle

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2202 E Olive St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 466-4880
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This gorgeous, fan favorite plant shop has two locations—one in Capitol Hill and the other in the Central District—both full of all the plants you see on all your favorite design Instagrams, including Plant Shop’s very own account phenomenal account. An incredibly knowledgeable staff can tell you how to get some amazing looks for your home, too.

9. Glasswing Shop

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1525 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 641-7646
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In Capitol Hill’s Melrose Market, this high-design boutique shop is perhaps half plants—mostly little baby ones, but with some that make more of a statement, too. You can pick up some handmade pots, home goods, small-label clothing while you’re at it.

10. Young Flowers

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607 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 628-3077
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Like Verde & Co, Young’s started out as primarily a flower shop. Now, it’s as much a succulent shop as it is a florist, with some other common houseplants thrown in. The staff can even arrange your purchases into a pot for you.

11. Urban Feed and Garden

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4878 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 420-2047
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This little feed store and nursery in Beacon Hill is fully equipped for not just outdoor homesteads, but fully indoor operations, with a great selection of houseplants (and pretty pottery to go with them!) and pet supplies alike. From that perspective, your apartment’s kind of like a farm, right? Keep an eye out for the adorable shop cats that live here, too.

12. West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center

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5275 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136
(206) 935-9276
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The West Seattle Nursery is a neighborhood institution, and has a nice selection of houseplants, which are restocked every week. Check the satellite building with the coffee shop for the majority of its houseplant selection, plus some local artisan goods. Those with a little outdoor space can browse its massive selection of outdoor plants (including some that work in pots) and garden tools, too.

13. The Plant Store

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9428 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
(509) 240-9272
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Right on the southern border of Seattle near White Center, this well-curated little shop has a knowledgeable staff and plants for beginners and well-versed horticulturalists alike. Its series of classes are aimed at the indoor gardener, from terrarium-building to winter houseplant keeping.

14. Urban Sprouts

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724 South 3rd Street B
Renton, WA 98057
(206) 789-0710
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Urban Sprouts perhaps stands out from other area nurseries and plant shops with its plant subscription services—but you can head down to the Renton shop for its large selection of houseplants and adorable ceramics.

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1. Swansons Nursery

9701 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117

Swanson’s has been around for nearly a century—since 1924—and is a Seattle institution. Because it has a massive campus, there’s so much selection here, from giant trees to little air plants. Its selection of pots and other decor is also choice. The nursery also offers multiple classes (and even support over Instagram with a hashtag).

9701 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117

2. The Palm Room

5336 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

This design-minded Ballard shop specializes in tropicals, succulents, and nontraditional plants—like marimo and epiphytes—and has detailed care information on its website.

5336 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

3. Ravenna Gardens

2600 NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105

Ravenna Gardens packs both indoor and outdoor plants into a relatively small (at least, for a full-fledged garden store), greenhouse-like space in University Village—a welcome respite from the vibe of the rest of the mall. It also has a wide selection of cute and offbeat pots.

2600 NE University Village St
Seattle, WA 98105

4. Urban Earth

1051 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Small Fremont nursery Urban Earth has both indoor and outdoor plants—including veggies!—but specializes in making gardening work in a city.

1051 N 35th St
Seattle, WA 98103

5. City People's Garden Store

2939 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

Sad news: This longtime garden store is closing because there’s a planned development on the site, and the actual date of its shuttering keeps changing. In the meantime, though, stock up on your soils, pottery, plants, and home goods at least through the end of 2019. After, you can visit the garden section of their mercantile up in the north end.

2939 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

6. Cultivate Propagate

312 W Republican St, Seattle, WA 98118

Based in lower Queen Anne (or Uptown, if that’s your thing), Cultivate Propagate specializes in rare and otherwise unique plants, some of which are sold online. If you can’t decide what to get, the staff provides interior plant consultations, too.

312 W Republican St
Seattle, WA 98118

7. Verde & Co

400 Fairview Avenue North, Suite 103, Seattle, WA 98109

Yes, it’s mostly a flower shop, but South Lake Union’s Verde & Co also sells little gift-size houseplants—and even has terrarium classes.

400 Fairview Avenue North, Suite 103
Seattle, WA 98109

8. Plant Shop Seattle

2202 E Olive St, Seattle, WA 98122

This gorgeous, fan favorite plant shop has two locations—one in Capitol Hill and the other in the Central District—both full of all the plants you see on all your favorite design Instagrams, including Plant Shop’s very own account phenomenal account. An incredibly knowledgeable staff can tell you how to get some amazing looks for your home, too.

2202 E Olive St
Seattle, WA 98122

9. Glasswing Shop

1525 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

In Capitol Hill’s Melrose Market, this high-design boutique shop is perhaps half plants—mostly little baby ones, but with some that make more of a statement, too. You can pick up some handmade pots, home goods, small-label clothing while you’re at it.

1525 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

10. Young Flowers

607 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101

Like Verde & Co, Young’s started out as primarily a flower shop. Now, it’s as much a succulent shop as it is a florist, with some other common houseplants thrown in. The staff can even arrange your purchases into a pot for you.

607 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101

11. Urban Feed and Garden

4878 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

This little feed store and nursery in Beacon Hill is fully equipped for not just outdoor homesteads, but fully indoor operations, with a great selection of houseplants (and pretty pottery to go with them!) and pet supplies alike. From that perspective, your apartment’s kind of like a farm, right? Keep an eye out for the adorable shop cats that live here, too.

4878 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

12. West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center

5275 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

The West Seattle Nursery is a neighborhood institution, and has a nice selection of houseplants, which are restocked every week. Check the satellite building with the coffee shop for the majority of its houseplant selection, plus some local artisan goods. Those with a little outdoor space can browse its massive selection of outdoor plants (including some that work in pots) and garden tools, too.

5275 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136

13. The Plant Store

9428 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Right on the southern border of Seattle near White Center, this well-curated little shop has a knowledgeable staff and plants for beginners and well-versed horticulturalists alike. Its series of classes are aimed at the indoor gardener, from terrarium-building to winter houseplant keeping.

9428 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106

14. Urban Sprouts

724 South 3rd Street B, Renton, WA 98057

Urban Sprouts perhaps stands out from other area nurseries and plant shops with its plant subscription services—but you can head down to the Renton shop for its large selection of houseplants and adorable ceramics.

724 South 3rd Street B
Renton, WA 98057