Ah flowers...is there anything more cheerful and wonderful than flowers? They are the best for sprucing up your room and attitude. We all know that Pike Place Market has the most beautiful and affordable flower bouquets around. However, there is also a lesser known, secret spot in South Seattle where you can get your flower fix in case you want to avoid downtown. If you head to the Georgetown neighborhood, in a brick warehouse that you enter through a loading dock, you'll find the very special Seattle Wholesale Grower's Market.
The Grower's market is a co-op of flower farmers that run this member-owned market year round. The growers come from all over the PNW (Washington, Oregon, and even Alaska!) to sell seasonal, beautiful flowers along with plants and foliage. The types of flowers the market caries ranges depending on the month and season. For late September/early October, we found amazing dahlias, bright yellow sunflowers, and a range of pumpkins (not your standard pumpkins either but pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, and colors). There was also a temperature controlled room filled with tiny cactus, air plants, orchids, succulents and, our favorite, lavender. Check the website to see what flowers are showing up at the market during the month you want to visit.
The market is actually geared toward professional floral buyers and, in fact, you can't even get in most of the time unless you have a buyer's pass. However! Every Friday for 2 hours (10am - noon), it's open to the public and you can shop and buy all the flowers you want. We give you full permission to skip work and head down there. Let us know if you need us to write your boss a note.
Looking for other things to do in the Georgetown neighborhood while you're down there? Check out our neighborhood guide!