EXCITING NEWS; WE have a new service
Houseplants are back in style and we couldn’t be more excited about it. We realise that choosing houseplants can be difficult because it requires some knowledge about different varieties and care. Our knowledgeable staff do our best to help you make choices at the shop, and now we also offer to bring our store to your home! Read more
Stunning floral arrangements
Our staff is mostly made up by artists and our living floral arrangements are outstanding. Pick up one of the unique arrangements displayed in our store or select a pot for us to use for the design. We have a great selection of pots but you can also bring in your own.
Planted up for you
Indoor or outdoor - we can plant up pots for you and even deliver them when we’re done (within Oakland).
We specialize in making succulent and orchid arrangements. Every design is unique and we pay close attention to aesthetics and color combinations. You can influence the design if you have certain preferences!
Joana has been with us since 2017 and she is now a buyer of outdoor plants as well as a talented designer and all around plant wizard. Come to her with any plant related question, she has an impressive knowledge level, be it about plant care or different plant varieties.
As many of our employees, Joana is also an aspiring artist, focusing on illustrations for production art, botanical studies, and animal anatomy.
Kirby has a background in landscaping, organic gardening and maintenance. She is currently working on her Landscape Design certificate at Merritt College and would love to help you find the right plant for your garden! Kirby gets very stoked on nature and sustainability, and when she is not at the nursery she loves traveling around Northern California with friends and family.
Kristine is co-owner and manager of the shop, in charge of taking BTN to the next era. She is originally from Norway, and is the second generation of Bryans to run BTN. Drawing on experience from retail and strategic management, Kristine loves working with areas such as sustainability, human relations and business development.
Negar is an artist, and a plant and animal lover from Iran. She does an amazing job with keeping our grounds tidy and clean, and our plants healthy and cared for.
She shares the grounds keeper job with (her husband) Sam, fittingly enough since they are inseparable in life.
Originally from Iran, Sam has fallen in love with the Bay Area and its rich culture and art scene. He is the nursery’s jack-of-all-trades, making sure our plant material is cared for and the facilities maintained, while at the same time helping customers and making beautiful living arrangements.
Skye is assistant manager and buyer of houseplants and pottery. She makes sure our displays look stunning, and she gives direction for our creative efforts. Specializing in full, flowing, elegant arrangements that stem from her years decorating with fresh flowers, and ever-growing love for plants, she is a great creative visionary for the shop.
Tina is an experienced adviser and talented designer with the BTN team since 2017. She is an avid gardener, painter, photographer and art curator. She derives much of her creative inspiration from plants, flowers, gardens, natural history illustration and illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages. She is interested in all forms of design and loves to share ideas and information with customers about their own home and gardens.
Victoria is a Bay Area native with a passion for plants and a background in fine art and design. She is leading our design services program, being a houseplant curator for homes and coming up with amazing designs for outdoor pots and flower beds. She is a buyer of outdoor plants and a key resource in designing our outdoor displays.
Sam, co-owner and founder
Sam has "retired" as the day to day manager, but is always there with a helping hand and great advise if we need it!