Plant Shop Seattle—or your apartment? Photo by Chona Kasinger.

Whether you’re a green green thumb or an old-growth expert, the Seattle area’s full of plant shops that’ll help you bring the outside in (or just make the outside nicer).  

Bellevue Nursery 

Decor at this Eastside nursery is classic plant shop (think metal lawn ornaments and cheeky signage), but its gardening selection is a different beast—think tons of niche tools, herbs and seasonal veggie seeds, rare fruiting plants. Bellevue

City People’s Garden Store 

Looking for a plant-filled afternoon? Brunch at Madison Valley vegetarian mainstay Cafe Flora before sauntering down the block to City People’s Garden Store (skylights, coincidentally, feature prominently in both). Grab Calibrachoa for the porch and Coffea arabica for the windowsill—plus, browse a huge selection of gifts and plantersMadison Valley

Glasswing Greenhouse 

This Olive Way offshoot of the Melrose Market–adjacent stalwart has all the same cool friend vibes, but with infinitely more plants and florals lining its front windows. The greenhouse just reopened after a pandemic hiatus, and you can also shop the selection online to pick up a rare snake plant and fresh-cut florals from the shop’s ever-rotating stock. Capitol Hill

Indoor Sun Shoppe 

Veer off the Burke-Gilman and into Fremont’s indoor garden oasis to find tropicals like Dieffenbachia, shelves of succulents, easy-to-care-for air plants, and enough hanging vines to turn an apartment into an arboretum—as well as the friendly experts and useful extras to help you care for it all.  Fremont

Magnolia Garden Center 

This sweet-smelling, pleasantly humid shop houses perfect little specimens of string of pearls and Chinese money plants, rows of colorful pots, and an air plant station. Got room for a bigger garden? Magnolia’s also a strong advocate for urban blueberry farming and counts over 20 varieties on its potential stock list. Just think of the pies. Magnolia

Peace, Love, and Happiness Club 

This shop recently expanded from its tiny Fremont storefront to a warehouse-style space just down the street. All the better to display and care for its extensive collection of rare, finicky plants. Fremont

Plant Shop 

A handsome snake plant from this simply named shop can live atop the side table you bought from the original Homestead furniture showroom—these sister retailers give the same attention to detail and care to their plants as they do to vintage home goods. Capitol Hill

The Plant Store 

Head over to White Center for an expansive and affordable selection, including an entire section dedicated to baby-size versions of your favorites (“perfect for plant parents on a budget”) and simple, practical pottery (hello, drainage holes). Even if the trek’s too far, follow this shop on Instagram, stat—owner (and Master in Plant Physiology) Miles Jonard frequently posts instructional videos on topics from how to use fertilizer to why your plants get stressed. White Center

Ravenna Gardens 

Looking to get all of your shopping done at U Village? No judgment. This longtime locally owned garden store, more on-trend than your traditional gnome-filled shop, sells plants and goods—huge, gorgeous planters, coffee table books—that will fit right in with your Anthropologie haul. University Village


Have your plants and drink them, too. Ballard's greenest boutique stocks houseplants from the quotidian (snake plants, pilea peperomioides) to the precious (Marimo moss balls) and doubles as a cafe whose matcha and espresso specials skew botanical. Ballard

Seattle Seed Company 

You could buy a potted plant—or you could head to this green thumb’s online haven and grow your own from seed. Too much of a commitment? The site also provides a bit more instant gratification with cabbage-printed phone cases and branded totes. Online

Seattle Plant Daddy

Wallingford’s rare plant purveyor operates primarily online, but the well humidified brick-and-mortar overflows with exotic flora (reserve the special stuff early in the week, before they sell out). Even the garden variety houseplant grows luscious here. Wallingford

Swansons Nursery 

Seattle’s most beloved nursery sits on five quiet acres just south of Carkeek Park. Warm, serene glass greenhouses hold dahlias and houseplants, macrame wall hangings, and clever pots. In one, there’s a cafe and a pond of enormous koi. Outside, thoughtfully organized trees and shrubs with detailed info cards. It’s worth a visit even if you’ve already filled your planters. Broadview

Verde and Co. 

Build a bouquet of dried statice, protea, and mushrooms (yes, really) or incorporate them with fresh flowers at this boutique in the massive 400 Fairview building. Classic succulents and air plants line the shelves and floor too. For not-so-green thumbs, Verde hosts classes that vary according to the season (wreaths, bouquets, terrariums, et cetera). South Lake Union

West Seattle Nursery and Garden Center 

This spacious complex has something for every plant-related project, be it a major landscaping overhaul, home garden plot, or succulent arrangement for a friend’s birthday. The gift shop is home to houseplants, terrariums, candles, and other trinkets. And there’s free delivery to West Seattle too. Who needs the bridge, anyhow? West Seattle

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