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Our Story

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Welcome to Pistils Nursery. 

We believe plants are transformative. In a world full of distractions, plants keep us grounded. They remind us how we must tend to ourselves and others. They enrich life and we believe that should be accessible to anyone who wants it. 

Pistils was founded in 2001 for those seeking their inner green, both the interior oasis and plant-life calm varietals. We’re more than a nursery. We’re a holistic experience. From our stores to the warehouse to our online marketplace, we infuse each interaction with passion, attentive care, and expertise. Our business decisions are shaped by what best supports our customers, teams, and the larger community because it’s all interconnected. Whether you’re purchasing a plant, seeking a solution, or passing by for a little inspiration, welcome, and thank you.

Visiting Portland soon? Pass by one of our two locations: the Mothership in Mississippi and Slabtown in NW to build your own terrarium, meander in the outdoor native plant nursery and solarium, and chat with our amazing team.


Our Shipping Philosophy

We know that shipping has a big impact on the environment, and strive to reduce our footprint. Our shipping practices reflect Pistils' commitment to sustainability. 

Reduce: We've done countless hours of trial and error to reduce the amount of materials necessary to pack each shipment, while still ensuring a safe and successful delivery every time. 

Reuse: We're committed to reducing our reliance on single-use plastics, and to keeping what little plastic we do use out of the landfill. We save the plastics that we get from our shipments and reuse them when packing your orders. If you find a plastic sleeve or piece of bubble wrap in your box, it has been reused!

Recycle: Down to the paper tape used to seal our boxes, we strive to use fully recyclable packing materials made with post-consumer content. To that end, we recently transitioned from plastic bubble wrap and bio packing peanuts to 100% paper void fill and cushion.



Pistils Nursery has been featured in a diverse array of local, national and international publications. Here are a selection of our favorites.

Sunset Magazine Logo - Pistils NurseryKinfolk Logo - Pistils NurseryPistils Nursery in Martha StewartGardenista Logo - Pistils NurseryApartment Therapy Logo - Pistils NurseryHouse Beautiful Logo - Pistils NurseryCosmopolitan Korea Logo - Pistils NurseryThis Just In: Living Art from Pistils Nursery - The JungalowPopeye Magazine Logo - Pistils NurseryPistils Nursery in Portland MonthlyPistils Nursery in The Seattle TimesBuzzfeed Logo - Pistils NurseryA Weekend in Portland - Pistils Nursery - Dwell5 Shade-Loving Plants You Haven't Seen Everywhere - Pistils Nursery - Architectural Design Garden Design Autumn 2017

Interested in featuring Pistils Nursery in your publication? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact us and let us know how we can help. High resolution images are available upon request.