Meet The Fernseed

A modern plant shop and floral studio, with two locations in Tacoma, Washington.

Our Story

The Fernseed is a modern plant shop and floral studio with two storefront locations in Tacoma. Owner Katherine Raz launched the shop in 2018 as an online store that sold unique handmade designs for potting and displaying houseplants, and opened the first brick-and-mortar location in April, 2019.

The shop was forced to close for nearly three months during the COVID-19 pandemic, during which the staff launched nationwide shipping, local delivery, and several new products offerings, including plant grams and plant-along-at-home kits.

In September, 2020, Fernseed opened a second storefront location on Tacoma’s historic South Tacoma Way. The shop now offers a floral stem bar and floral arrangements for grab-and-go pickup, and local delivery, 60% of which are sourced from small flower farms in Washington, Idaho, California, Oregon, and British Columbia. Additionally, The Fernseed has begun working with local growers right in Tacoma as part of our commitment to the slow flower movement.

Our business is about more than selling plants and flowers. It’s about connecting people to each other and to their community.

Supporting Artists & Makers

We work with 50+ small batch makers and manufacturers whose work comprises around 70% our shop inventory. We purchase close to $150,000 annually in product from small businesses that employ 1-5 people, most of them women.

Shop Handmade

Slow Flowers

We are committed to sourcing 60% of our floral product from domestic growers, and plastic-free packaging for all our floral arrangements.

Our Team

We're a small team of passionate people who own around 400 house plants, collectively. We live in and around Tacoma, enjoy getting our hands dirty in various outside creative pursuits, and found this job on Craigslist. 

Katherine Raz



General Manager


Floral Department Manager


Inventory Management Lead


Retail Associate


Floral + Retail Associate


Retail Associate


Retail Associate


Floral Associate

Our Stores

The Fernseed Proctor

Select from a range of live plants, handmade pottery, and other adorable gifts.

2703 N. Proctor St.

Tacoma, WA 98407

Monday - Friday 10am-7pm

Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 10am-5pm

The Fernseed South Tacoma

Shop local flowers at our stem bar, purchase floral arrangements, and find larger plants, pots, and basic terra cotta.

5243 South Tacoma Way

Tacoma, WA 98409

Daily 11am - 5pm

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