Just twenty minutes east of Seattle with a hop, skip and a jump over Lake Washington you will find yourself in the middle of a garden wonderland. Molbak's, a family owned garden and home store in Woodinville has brought their passion for gardening to the Puget Sound area since 1956.
If you're looking for quality plants grown with love you are in the right place. Molbak's has the largest selection of indoor plants in the Pacific Northwest, and most of them are grown on their 40-acre farm just down the road from the shop. Strolling around I found some really interesting products that I hadn't seen before. One was woollypockets, a soft sided, modular pocket made of 100% recycled material that allows you to create living walls and vertical gardens. This will definitely be making an appearance in my home in the near future.
The garden hosts a myriad of indoor and outdoor plants, flowers, and trees as well as every garden supply you can imagine. As you walk around listening to the water fountains, smelling the beautiful flowers and gathering inspiration from their creative displays it's easy to get swept away into all your gardening fantasies.
They also have indoor home items such as candles, aprons, cooking books and much more. Molbak's is a place of sharing knowledge; they have weekend seminars, book signings and classes for the public. For all you Seattlites that don't mind crossing a floating bridge every now and then, it is definitely worth making the trip to Molbak's. You can even grab a coffee and a bite to eat in their garden cafe before heading back to the westside. I promise, you won't be disappointed.
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Images: Alysha Findley, image #15 via woolypocket