Our Story

In 2008, Emerald City Orchids was founded as a small orchid distribution business in the garage of a house in Seattle’s Greenlake neighborhood. Over the years, the business has grown and changed locations a few times. Today, we operate in a greenhouse nursery in Tacoma, and will soon open a new retail space in Spring 2023.

Our greenhouse was originally a small rented facility, used for maintaining wholesale inventory, in the back portion of Brown’s Flowers, a wholesale client. We now operate 3,500 sq. ft. of retail greenhouse space for you to explore. The second you walk in, you’re fully immersed in the lush greenery of our orchids, so feel free to take a seat, enjoy the scenery of our greenhouse, and have a chat with one of our knowledgeable staff who all share an immense passion for orchid growing.

The orchids in our inventory range from an extensive collection of exotic species carefully mounted on tree fern trunks and other matrices to a wide variety of easy growing hybrids for your home. We have the largest retail selection of specialty orchids in the Pacific Northwest waiting for you to discover in our charming greenhouse nursery, along with a selection of various aroids and other tropicals.

We’d love for you to come visit. Say hello to our pet turtles. Walk up and down the rows of benches and enjoy the diversity of orchids. There is always something wonderful blooming, and you can expect to see a variety of blooms as the seasons shift, so there’s always something new to see. A lot of work has gone into making the place beautiful. So please, come visit soon, browse all our plants, and check out our future upcoming events.

Emerald City Orchids
4734 S. Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA 98409