Welcome to Fancy Fronds Nursery. We are a small family run mail order nursery in Gold Bar, Washington that specializes in growing temperate ferns. We offer a wide selection of temperate ferns in North America with over 100 species cultivars in our commercial collection, including temperate ferns, Victorian cultivars, desert ferns, spikemoss and - coming soon - abutilons (flowering maples).  We carefully pack and ship our ferns in the spring and fall to ensure they arrive safely and in good condition.  Shipping may be subject to seasonal conditions, so please take a moment to read our Shipping policies in the "FAQ" section of our website if you have any questions about shipping times.  We are also more than happy to help you select ferns perfect for your USDA zone that will thrive in your garden.  

Looking for something specific?  Search below for ferns by common name, latin name, USDA zone, or keyword (evergreen, deciduous, etc.)


Shop for Ferns

This month's featured fern: Grandicapital Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas 'Grandiceps Wills')

This month's featured fern:

Grandicapital Male Fern

(Dryopteris filix-mas 'Grandiceps Wills')

Whether you are looking for a splash of color, texture, or just love gardening, we have the ferns for you!  Our plants are thoroughly established, correctly identified, and are not forced in heated greenhouses, making for specimens that are ready to thrive in your garden.  Live ferns are shipped during the spring  and fall to protect them from extreme heat and cold.

Visit Our Nursery

Zephyrus, one of our pet griffins

Zephyrus, one of our pet griffins

In addition to our mail order offerings, we have a large selection of limited stock and seasonal items that are available at the nursery.  We are open year round by appointment (call us!), and located on the scenic Skykomish river off U.S. Highway 2 in Gold Bar, Washington


Upcoming Events and Fairy Garden Workshops

Our winged warthog, the angel of mercy

Our winged warthog, the angel of mercy

Spring is just around the corner!  Check out our vignette exhibit in conjunction with the city of Everett at this year's Northwest Flower and Garden Show at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle February 11-15th.


Fancy Fronds Nursery * PO BOX 1090 * 40830 172nd Street SE * Gold Bar WA, 98251

PHONE: (360) 793-1472

EMAIL: fancyfronds@gmail.com