Swansons Nursery - Since 1924

9701 15th Ave NW
Seattle WA 98117
(206) 782-2543

Hours and Directions:
Open 9am - 6pm Daily


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Seeds & Seed Starting Supplies

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A wise person once said, “Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.” At Swanson’s Nursery, you’ll find all the seeds you need to grow an exceptional flower or vegetable garden.

Our main seed selection arrives by early January. Winter is a great time to start planning for your spring vegetable and flower gardens. We carry a smaller selection of seeds during the fall season for fall and winter crops. We have everything you need to get started, from seed starting supplies to seedling mix.

We carry flower, vegetable, and herb seeds from companies that provide the highest quality seed with varieties perfect for home gardeners. You’ll find great flavor, easy culture and exceptional garden performance with each packet. Swanson’s carries no GMO (genetically modified) seed in an effort to promote healthy, natural gardens.

We proudly offer seeds from these fine sources:

Territorial Seed Company is a Pacific Northwest company based in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Their spring and fall catalogs are filled with valuable growing information and plant descriptions plus tipsabout how to sow, grow, and harvest.

Renee’s Garden is perfect for gardeners who like to try multiple varieties of vegetables or flowers from just one packet of seeds, like California Spicy Greens, tasty Beet Trio and an Asian or Italian Eggplant Trio. Great selection of unusual annual vines too! Renee Shepard is an avid chef and gardener and has perfected many recipes for home grown produce in her collection of cook books.

Botanical Interests is a family owned company out of Colorado and has a strong company ethic: To inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees. Their seed packets contain high quality, untreated seeds with helpful information for your success on every packet!

Ed Hume Seeds is a family owned and operated business in the Pacific Northwest that’s been selling the highest quality seeds and garden products since 1977. This seed line is specifically selected for short season and cool climate areas with varieties well-suited for high altitudes and early or late planting in warm climates.

The Maritime Northwest Planting Guide

The Maritime Northwest Garden Guide is available at Swansons!

If you are new to growing plants from seed or starts in Seattle, consider picking up a copy of The Maritime Northwest Garden Guide by local garden guru Carl Elliott, now in its third edition. It features month-by-month planting calendar for year round gardening.

Additionally, in an effort to be good community stewards, Swanson’s Nursery donates any end-of-season unsold seed to various non-profits around the Puget Sound area. In past years, hundreds of packets of seeds have been donated to the King County P-Patch program, Seattle Tilth, Lettuce Link (who grow produce for the homeless), and the Seattle Arboretum Foundation.

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