Crimson Horticultural Rarities is a boutique nursery located in the Temescal District of Oakland. They specialize in rare and unique indoor plants and floral arrangements, as well as handmade goods for the home and body. The home and body goods are described on the website as “botanically inspired.”
Stepping into this fascinating Temescal Alley shop is like stepping out of the city and into a place where the natural world intertwines perfectly with urban living. It is reminiscent of a creative space located deep in a wooded forest. Notice the variety of interesting plants offered here. There are several opportunities to bring life into your home in a tasteful way. You can decorate your home from floor to ceiling. They offer everything from small and large container plants to hanging plants like trailing vines and air plants. From tropical plants to desert flora, your personal tastes will be met when creating your interior green space.
Home goods such as artisan pots, artwork, and decorations follow the moodiness of the deep greens, reds, and purples displayed in the leaves of many of the plants. You will even find stunning, one of a kind taxidermy! Handmade soaps, scents, and other beauty products can also be found, here. To keep up with new and exciting plants, home goods, and events, follow Crimson Horticulture Rarities on Instagram.
Along with unique plants and home items, Crimson Horticulture Rarities creates lush floral designs for all occasions. View the floral page on their website to get an insider’s look at how custom wedding bouquets, crowns, and centerpieces add uniqueness and vibrancy to wedding photos.
For inspiration on how to decorate your home or special event, stop by the store on 49th Street. The shop is a pleasant 15-minute walk or a short bike ride from MacArthur BART. There are also several AC Transit bus lines that stop along Telegraph Avenue and 51st Street. Parking in the area fills up quickly, but free 2-hour parking can be found in the Walgreen’s Shopping Center parking lot or along residential streets. Metered street parking is also available along Telegraph Avenue.