Oakland's Boutique Plant Shop

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Crimson Horticultural Rarities is an indoor plant boutique with a focus on rare and unusual horticultural specimen, handmade pottery, and a variety of botanically-inspired goods for the body and home.

Crimson is thoughtfully designed to create a beautiful and intimate setting for you to explore and learn about plant life. We handpick our plants at the nursery to ensure they’re ready to thrive in your space for lasting interior plant design.

Our pottery, apothecary and decor items are carefully selected with craft and sustainability in mind. We work one-on-one with a variety of artisans to curate our unique collection of handmade goods.

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Piedmont Avenue

Our second location is located right on Piedmont Avenue, one of Oakland’s most populated shopping neighborhoods!

We opened this newer location in December 2020 to allow us to expand on our existing product lines and to make room to carry a greater variety of larger specimen.

Get your hair cut at Edo Salon, a new outfit at Maple Street Denim, a vegan pastry and cup of coffee from Timeless, and stop by for all your plant, apothecary and decor shopping needs!

Open Daily
Monday - Saturday : 10am - 6pm
Sunday from 10am - 5pm

4268 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, California 94611

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temescal - now closed

To Our Crimson Community,

I want to give all of our Temescal Family and Friends a heartfelt thank you for your support over the last almost twelve years! We could not have done any of this without you all!

After a lot of deliberating and tear shedding, I have come to the decision that we need to close the doors at our Temescal location.

While this is a sad decision and we will miss our little Alley community, we are looking forward to heading into 2023 with a clearer focus on Crimson’s roots and vision. We’re excited about the doors that this new chapter will open.

We look forward to seeing all of your lovely faces on Piedmont Avenue so that we can help you with your plant needs!

Thank you, again, for all of your support!

Allison + The Crimson Team

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Design Services

Floral Design

Led by owner Allison Futeral and eleven years of experience in floral design, Crimson's floral program is driven by our love of gardening and our passion for creating beautiful things and spaces.

With a curious approach to texture and color, we incorporate living specimens and dried botanicals to represent the landscape of the natural world.

Crimson is happy to offer floral design services for weddings of all sizes, from large-scale events to private elopements. We delight in helping our clients bring their unique visions to life.

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Botanical Design

Our botanical design services are a further reflection of our ability to design and create beautiful spaces. We work directly with our design clients and interior design partners to create sensible spaces reflective of the natural world.

Take advantage of our extensive plant knowledge for installations in your home, office or gallery!

During the design process, we like to have open communication about all design applications. Our Plant Care Specialists will work with you to build and develop a customized plan to ensure that all of the requirements are being effectively met.

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what our customers are saying


I love this place! They have unique plants that are not easily found at any nursery... The prices are comparable to other nurseries but at Crimson you get the quality that comes with the product. This is a very well-thought-out business and I'll be back for more greenery!

Gia G.
Oakland, CA

The store beckons you with the fresh smell coming out the door and the hug of the dark room of plants, candles, and accessories featured that remind you of the best plant porch scene in a movie.
My friends and I loved the store's healthy and unusual plants, all for sale.

Michele K
Oakland, California

Beautiful store, knowledgeable staff. Great selection of more unusual plants and pots.

Sabrina M.
Oakland, California

I AM OBSESSED!!!!!!! I am obsessed with everything about this place! ... I would highly recommend this place to anyone that is a plant lover their selection an assortment of plants is amazing. They also have really good pottery items and other small items that will go great in your home as well..

Gia G.
Oakland, CA

Love this place!  Great selection with a very helpful and knowledgeable staff.  Prices are reasonable and I love supporting a local business.

Andrew K.
Oakland, CA

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TEL: (510) 879-7697



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