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5 Must-Try Local Plant Shops in Vancouver

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5 Must-Try Local Plant Shops in Vancouver

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Plants and people; sounds like the title of a 20-page essay that nobody would ever read. Luckily, this article isn’t as lengthy, and you’ve made it this far, so hopefully, you’ll continue not just because it’s short, but because we have some useful information about local plant shops in B.C. that you need to know. 

Even if you’re not into New Year’s resolutions, being a better person should be a goal you’re pushing towards no matter what date it says on the calendar. And while we’re not about to get into the science of whether or not a plant can make you a better person, it can brighten your day. Seeing a plant that you’re taking care of grow and definitely put a smile on your face. And if a brighter day and a smile on your face put you in a better mood, who are we to stop you. 

If you are thinking of investing in some new plants, we just ask that you do it locally. There are some incredible shops across B.C that you can get your plants delivered or pickup curbside. We make it easy for you by listing five of the ones we really love. 

5 local plant stores in Vancouver 

1. West Coast Jungle 

Location: 225 East Broadway, Vancouver

Store hours: Daily from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

West Coast Jungle calls itself the “indoor jungle for the urban gardener.” Its claim to fame is specializing in rare plants that can’t typically be found anywhere else. They also host online workshops for anyone interested in turning their thumb from brown to green and sell plant accessories to help make planting and maintaining your plants easier. 

2. Figaros Garden 

Location: 1896 Victoria Drive, Vancouver 

Store hours: Tuesday – Friday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Figaros is not just out there trying to sell plants. They’re running a full-fledged plant hub. They offer design services for residential homes, workshops for the Vancouver community and garden coaching for those who are interested in taking their skills to the next level. Figaro wants to take care of every aspect of your home garden journey, and they’re doing a pretty good job. 

3. Plantsome 

Location: 117 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver 

Store hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Plantsome is a fun plant shop that cares about its mark on the environment. They focus on tropical plants and make it their mission to get one into everyone’s home. What’s also unique about Plantsome is that they have an app that’s supposed to help with plant discovery. They also have another location in Alberta, but we’ll save those details for another article. 

4. Plant Therapy YVR

Location: 1328 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Pick up hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Plant Therapy makes it easy for beginner plant owners to find their groove. They categorize their plants into groups like easy-care, low light and pet friendly. That’s a huge help for anyone who may be a bit intimidated by the thought of caring for a plant and don’t know where to start. They’re also online only now and offer contactless pickup and delivery across Vancouver. 

5. Tiny Plant Delivery 

Location: 208-1235 Comox Street, Vancouver 

Delivery only

The name says it all—o six-foot-tall money trees over here. Tiny Plant Delivery keeps its plants bite-sized (please don’t eat them), making them perfect for beginners. You can buy a few without disrupting your space and figure out how to care for plants before getting to the larger ones that tend to need more care. 

Use Rocketman for all of your curbside pickup needs

That might be a bit of an overstatement, but let’s give plants some credit. They don’t do much talking, but they’re great listeners, and they do make your home look and feel a lot more alive. If you don’t have any plants at all in your home, start by adding one and go from there. Just make sure to follow COVID-19 rules if you’re travelling to these shops by transit for curbside pickups. There are ways to ride public transit safely, so you should always be aware of best practices. 

Even though commuting is limited, you still need to be prepared. Rocketman keeps you ahead of your commute by providing you with real-time transit alerts, travel times and our new crowdedness feature. 

Rocketman transit app for iOS

Rocketman transit app for Android

 Learn more about how to use the Rocketman transit app in Vancouver.

Plants and people; sounds like the title of a 20-page essay that nobody would ever read. Luckily, this article isn’t as lengthy, and you’ve made it this far, so hopefully, you’ll continue not just because it’s short, but because we have some useful information about local plant shops in B.C. that you need to know. 

Even if you’re not into New Year’s resolutions, being a better person should be a goal you’re pushing towards no matter what date it says on the calendar. And while we’re not about to get into the science of whether or not a plant can make you a better person, it can brighten your day. Seeing a plant that you’re taking care of grow and definitely put a smile on your face. And if a brighter day and a smile on your face put you in a better mood, who are we to stop you. 

If you are thinking of investing in some new plants, we just ask that you do it locally. There are some incredible shops across B.C that you can get your plants delivered or pickup curbside. We make it easy for you by listing five of the ones we really love. 

5 local plant stores in Vancouver 

1. West Coast Jungle 

Location: 225 East Broadway, Vancouver

Store hours: Daily from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

West Coast Jungle calls itself the “indoor jungle for the urban gardener.” Its claim to fame is specializing in rare plants that can’t typically be found anywhere else. They also host online workshops for anyone interested in turning their thumb from brown to green and sell plant accessories to help make planting and maintaining your plants easier. 

2. Figaros Garden 

Location: 1896 Victoria Drive, Vancouver 

Store hours: Tuesday – Friday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Figaros is not just out there trying to sell plants. They’re running a full-fledged plant hub. They offer design services for residential homes, workshops for the Vancouver community and garden coaching for those who are interested in taking their skills to the next level. Figaro wants to take care of every aspect of your home garden journey, and they’re doing a pretty good job. 

3. Plantsome 

Location: 117 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver 

Store hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Plantsome is a fun plant shop that cares about its mark on the environment. They focus on tropical plants and make it their mission to get one into everyone’s home. What’s also unique about Plantsome is that they have an app that’s supposed to help with plant discovery. They also have another location in Alberta, but we’ll save those details for another article. 

4. Plant Therapy YVR

Location: 1328 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Pick up hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Plant Therapy makes it easy for beginner plant owners to find their groove. They categorize their plants into groups like easy-care, low light and pet friendly. That’s a huge help for anyone who may be a bit intimidated by the thought of caring for a plant and don’t know where to start. They’re also online only now and offer contactless pickup and delivery across Vancouver. 

5. Tiny Plant Delivery 

Location: 208-1235 Comox Street, Vancouver 

Delivery only

The name says it all—o six-foot-tall money trees over here. Tiny Plant Delivery keeps its plants bite-sized (please don’t eat them), making them perfect for beginners. You can buy a few without disrupting your space and figure out how to care for plants before getting to the larger ones that tend to need more care. 

Use Rocketman for all of your curbside pickup needs

That might be a bit of an overstatement, but let’s give plants some credit. They don’t do much talking, but they’re great listeners, and they do make your home look and feel a lot more alive. If you don’t have any plants at all in your home, start by adding one and go from there. Just make sure to follow COVID-19 rules if you’re travelling to these shops by transit for curbside pickups. There are ways to ride public transit safely, so you should always be aware of best practices. 

Even though commuting is limited, you still need to be prepared. Rocketman keeps you ahead of your commute by providing you with real-time transit alerts, travel times and our new crowdedness feature. 

Rocketman transit app for iOS

Rocketman transit app for Android

 Learn more about how to use the Rocketman transit app in Vancouver.

Don’t have Rocketman? Stay on top of your commute by downloading it:

Download Rocketman on the App Store
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