What's in a name?
Greenhouse sprouted as a plant store in downtown Bellingham, WA in 1972. Partners Chris Foss and Foster Rose opened the store with $1500 in borrowed capital and a passion for tropical plants. From the beginning, Greenhouse combined a strong sense of community with an eagerness to meet the changing needs of a growing Bellingham, which led to the introduction of housewares and home furnishings in the mid-1970s. Over the last 3 decades, the store has remained true to its mission: to provide "a spirited collection for the home" by carefully selecting a high-quality, unique inventory. Today that collection has evolved to include leather and fabric upholstery, patio and dining furniture, lighting, rugs, art, professional cookware and cutlery, kitchen gadgets, dinnerware, glass, table linens and accessories - something for every room in the house. After four separate moves to different locations and numerous remodels, Greenhouse continues to be an avid participant in the local economy, growing with Bellingham and offering a singular shopping experience for locals and tourists alike.
Greenhouse in the news!
November 13, 2017: Greenhouse to Close at the End of January
April 23, 2016: Longtime Bellingham Retailers Ready to Retire