Swansons Nursery

★★★★☆
  • 9701 15th Ave NW

    Seattle, WA 98117

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  • 206-782-2543

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Open 9am to 6pm Daily

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Swansons has an EXCEPTIONAL selection of plants. How they differ from other (admittedly less expensive) nurseries is the outstanding number of varieties of perennials they offer. Want a hosta? They've got at least 10 different kinds--different colors suitable for different conditions--all well marked. Heuchera? At least 15 different ones, many of which I have never seen in any other nursery in the region.
And in addition to the normal annuals (petunias, pansies, marigolds, etc) they also have delightful surprises to tuck into my planters to surprise my friends. There are always new "fads" in plants....you'll see the newest & the latest at Swansons. PLUS the containers that the staff has planted are knock-me-down gorgeous.
Every large nursery in town has something specific they are good for . Swanson's is the creme-de- la- creme for new & unique.

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★★★★★

Swansons has an EXCEPTIONAL selection of plants. How they differ from other (admittedly less expensive) nurseries is the outstanding number of varieties of perennials they offer. Want a hosta? They've got at least 10 different kinds--different colors suitable for different conditions--all well marked. Heuchera? At least 15 different ones, many of which I have never seen in any other nursery in the region.
And in addition to the normal annuals (petunias, pansies, marigolds, etc) they also have delightful surprises to tuck into my planters to surprise my friends. There are always new "fads" in plants....you'll see the newest & the latest at Swansons. PLUS the containers that the staff has planted are knock-me-down gorgeous.
Every large nursery in town has something specific they are good for . Swanson's is the creme-de- la- creme for new & unique.

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All the locals on the north side of town will tell you to go here; I like it for its very complete selection of herbs for your herb garden. Other nurseries will have some of this but none of that, or they will run out of a stock item such as cilantro. Swansons has every herb you will ever use, and they will have it in stock. If you dare to purchase anything else here, however, you will pay through the nose. The most expensive garden center, bar none, in Seattle. They give you "monopoly money" coupons with your purchase to bring you back here another time. You'd save more than the monopoly money is worth by going to Sky Nursery instead (for everything but the herbs!). They do have one of the city's largest selections of "garden art" and glass -- but very, very pricey. Employees are really not available to help, basically at all. If you are very patient and persistent enough to call/wait for one, you will find that they answer your question if it is an easy one, but they really do not have time for more complicated questions. You are on your own here, and at a premium price.
So, dream a little dream, look at the large variety of flowers, trees and herbs -- some beautiful plants here -- but really, if you are money smart, or a beginning gardner, you need to buy elsewhere, where the prices are more in line with reality and there is more help to answer your questions.

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★★☆☆☆

All the locals on the north side of town will tell you to go here; I like it for its very complete selection of herbs for your herb garden. Other nurseries will have some of this but none of that, or they will run out of a stock item such as cilantro. Swansons has every herb you will ever use, and they will have it in stock. If you dare to purchase anything else here, however, you will pay through the nose. The most expensive garden center, bar none, in Seattle. They give you "monopoly money" coupons with your purchase to bring you back here another time. You'd save more than the monopoly money is worth by going to Sky Nursery instead (for everything but the herbs!). They do have one of the city's largest selections of "garden art" and glass -- but very, very pricey. Employees are really not available to help, basically at all. If you are very patient and persistent enough to call/wait for one, you will find that they answer your question if it is an easy one, but they really do not have time for more complicated questions. You are on your own here, and at a premium price.
So, dream a little dream, look at the large variety of flowers, trees and herbs -- some beautiful plants here -- but really, if you are money smart, or a beginning gardner, you need to buy elsewhere, where the prices are more in line with reality and there is more help to answer your questions.

Pros: best selection of herbs!

Cons: $$$$$$$ Most Expensive Nursery in Town

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Such a gorgeous nursery! The combination of their rows of beautiful, healthy plants and helpful staff make this my favorite place to buy plants in Seattle. Everything I purchase from Swanson's thrives in my garden (which is no small feat, considering I tend to garden by neglect).

I was confused by the previous review, because every encounter I've had with the staff at Swanson's has been pleasant and informative. They always stop to answer any questions I've had, and if they don't know the answer will track down someone who does.

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★★★★★

Such a gorgeous nursery! The combination of their rows of beautiful, healthy plants and helpful staff make this my favorite place to buy plants in Seattle. Everything I purchase from Swanson's thrives in my garden (which is no small feat, considering I tend to garden by neglect).

I was confused by the previous review, because every encounter I've had with the staff at Swanson's has been pleasant and informative. They always stop to answer any questions I've had, and if they don't know the answer will track down someone who does.

Pros: helpful, knowledgeable staff, beautiful plants

Cons: expensive

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Swanson's has one of the greatest plant selections in the city and the folks that work there are quite knowledgeable and helpful. The information desk is fabulous for answering your gardening questions and guiding your purchases to fit your needs.

5
★★★★★

Swanson's has one of the greatest plant selections in the city and the folks that work there are quite knowledgeable and helpful. The information desk is fabulous for answering your gardening questions and guiding your purchases to fit your needs.

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I will not be going back. There are PLENTY of other garden centers in Seattle. I am pretty sure they do not care about one person or the influence of one person on people....as they really don't seem to care about the "person" while in there shop.
I went to look for a few indoor and some out of door plants today. I was not acknowledged by any of the staff even when I confronted them with a question...I was told "I don't know" and walked away from...asked a different person and she was "
Short, snippy and spoke with a really nasty edge to her voice as if she was annoyed someone interupted her doing nothing...
Really an upleasent experience with seemingly unknowledgeable stafff.

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★☆☆☆☆

I will not be going back. There are PLENTY of other garden centers in Seattle. I am pretty sure they do not care about one person or the influence of one person on people....as they really don't seem to care about the "person" while in there shop.
I went to look for a few indoor and some out of door plants today. I was not acknowledged by any of the staff even when I confronted them with a question...I was told "I don't know" and walked away from...asked a different person and she was "
Short, snippy and spoke with a really nasty edge to her voice as if she was annoyed someone interupted her doing nothing...
Really an upleasent experience with seemingly unknowledgeable stafff.

Pros: lots of plants

Cons: snooty, rude, snippy gardening staff

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I have dealt with Swanson's for more than 25 years. I've bought at other well-known nurseries but the plant quality and selection and the staff's service and knowledge come up short in comparison. They stand behind their product, with a smile. They are a nursery without rival. Now that I live in NW Washington, 2 1/2 hr.s away, I still call them first with questions and prefer to travel the distance rather than take 2nd best for my annual HUGE planting spree. There's nothing up here to compare (I've looked). They are definitely a destination.

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★★★★★

I have dealt with Swanson's for more than 25 years. I've bought at other well-known nurseries but the plant quality and selection and the staff's service and knowledge come up short in comparison. They stand behind their product, with a smile. They are a nursery without rival. Now that I live in NW Washington, 2 1/2 hr.s away, I still call them first with questions and prefer to travel the distance rather than take 2nd best for my annual HUGE planting spree. There's nothing up here to compare (I've looked). They are definitely a destination.

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Swansons Nursery has a huge selection of plants, trees, potteries and garden supplies. It is not far from I-5 and 85th Street, which is close my work. They also have the weekly specials which I'd love to go. Their price is sometimes a little higher than the competitors, but I buy plants when they are on sale during the weekly specials and most of the time I get myself a good deal.

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★★★★★

Swansons Nursery has a huge selection of plants, trees, potteries and garden supplies. It is not far from I-5 and 85th Street, which is close my work. They also have the weekly specials which I'd love to go. Their price is sometimes a little higher than the competitors, but I buy plants when they are on sale during the weekly specials and most of the time I get myself a good deal.

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This nursery is one of the largest ones in the Seattle area. They carry one of the largest selections of plants. We came here in search of the perfect house plants for our home, and after waiting quite awhile, got a sales person to help us with choosing an appropriate plant. He was very helpful, but the cashier was extremely rude which left a bad taste in my mouth about the whole experience. When I asked her a simple question about where to find an appropriate fertilizer for my bamboo plant, she rolled her eyes at me and then proceeded to stalk back to the aisle where the bamboo fertilizers were and came back to the counter and slid the bottle of fertilizer towards me. I was kind of taken aback at the attitude I was given but at this point just wanted to get out of the place and made my purchase. I felt rather annoyed that I was making quite a big purchase on plants, pots, etc., but was being treated the way I was. Swansons has a great selection but obviously not very good customer service and the plants are rather expensive.

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★★★☆☆

This nursery is one of the largest ones in the Seattle area. They carry one of the largest selections of plants. We came here in search of the perfect house plants for our home, and after waiting quite awhile, got a sales person to help us with choosing an appropriate plant. He was very helpful, but the cashier was extremely rude which left a bad taste in my mouth about the whole experience. When I asked her a simple question about where to find an appropriate fertilizer for my bamboo plant, she rolled her eyes at me and then proceeded to stalk back to the aisle where the bamboo fertilizers were and came back to the counter and slid the bottle of fertilizer towards me. I was kind of taken aback at the attitude I was given but at this point just wanted to get out of the place and made my purchase. I felt rather annoyed that I was making quite a big purchase on plants, pots, etc., but was being treated the way I was. Swansons has a great selection but obviously not very good customer service and the plants are rather expensive.

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When I want to do gardening shopping, the first place I go is often Swansons. The nursery is not very big, nevertheless it carries a lot of high quality plants in vast varieties.

The September (fall) sale is an event I often look forward to, as shrubs and many plants are 40% off. I also like to take advantage of the bareroot sale in spring, because it is much easy to haul bareroot and dormant plants home.

A lot of the plants in my backyard are from Swanson and they are all very healthy and vigorous.

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★★★★★

When I want to do gardening shopping, the first place I go is often Swansons. The nursery is not very big, nevertheless it carries a lot of high quality plants in vast varieties.

The September (fall) sale is an event I often look forward to, as shrubs and many plants are 40% off. I also like to take advantage of the bareroot sale in spring, because it is much easy to haul bareroot and dormant plants home.

A lot of the plants in my backyard are from Swanson and they are all very healthy and vigorous.

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When my gramps was a young man he worked at a plant nursery and he has always been interested in plants and trees. Up until about 2 years ago Gramps was still living at the family farm and it is unbelievable to see how many wonderful plants, bushes, flowers and trees that he planted during his many happy years there. Swanson's Nursery has been there for gramps and he wanted me to let anyone who needs to shop for these items to make Swanson's their first and probably only stop. Gramps says that he has never had better luck with plants and trees from anywhere else.

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When my gramps was a young man he worked at a plant nursery and he has always been interested in plants and trees. Up until about 2 years ago Gramps was still living at the family farm and it is unbelievable to see how many wonderful plants, bushes, flowers and trees that he planted during his many happy years there. Swanson's Nursery has been there for gramps and he wanted me to let anyone who needs to shop for these items to make Swanson's their first and probably only stop. Gramps says that he has never had better luck with plants and trees from anywhere else.

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Swanson's has been around Seattle for
a lot of years and it shows in their plants
and their service. They have a great
variety of garden goodies at a good
price.

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Swanson's has been around Seattle for
a lot of years and it shows in their plants
and their service. They have a great
variety of garden goodies at a good
price.

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Swansons, just north of Ballard, and a bit off the beaten path, is a huge, fully stocked nursery. It is on par with Skye (might be a touch bigger), and actually a little classier than Skye.

You want plants, seeds, trees, bushes, this is the place to come. I feel that their prices are higher than Skye, by a little, but they have high quality stuff.

This is the kind of place, where if you are a gardener you could spend a couple of hours just browsing, walking around, getting ideas and enjoying yourself.

They have classes here too. Follow 15th Ave NW up from Ballard, but when it bears right and becomes Holman, keep going straight. It'll be a bit up on your left.

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Swansons, just north of Ballard, and a bit off the beaten path, is a huge, fully stocked nursery. It is on par with Skye (might be a touch bigger), and actually a little classier than Skye.

You want plants, seeds, trees, bushes, this is the place to come. I feel that their prices are higher than Skye, by a little, but they have high quality stuff.

This is the kind of place, where if you are a gardener you could spend a couple of hours just browsing, walking around, getting ideas and enjoying yourself.

They have classes here too. Follow 15th Ave NW up from Ballard, but when it bears right and becomes Holman, keep going straight. It'll be a bit up on your left.

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