You Can Go On A Plant Safari At This Hidden Hobbit House In Washington
And it's free to visit! 😍
If traveling to New Zealand to revel in The Lord Of The Rings film set isn't an option, there's a little piece of the Shire hidden right in the heart of the Evergreen State. This hobbit house in Washington is nestled in a plant nursery, so you can even buy a piece of it for your own home!
Located in the Brothers Greenhouses in Port Orchard, Washington, this tiny space is even complete with the iconic round door. There's even a rustic fireplace, a wooden chair, collectible-esque lamp against a stone wall that looks like it was made for snapping Instagrammable pictures.
Although private events can't be held in this cottage, it's free to visit and open year-round.
Depending on when you make a trip, different plants bloom, changing the landscape of this "Shire." If you like one of the pretty shrubs you see, you can buy a similar one at the nursery nearby.
The fun-sized house was built by Cheryl Pelkey and Marilyn Davis in 2015 on the plot behind their 50-year-old plant nursery and resembles the hobbit houses from J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels.
You can also find a mini shire fairy garden near the cottage, and it's complete with tiny houses and a train set.
Although this fairy garden isn't for sale, and you can't find (or take) a hobbit home, you can come close.
There are fairies available for purchase. And if you've a green thumb and are garden-obsessed, you can even take a class here on how to fashion your own fairy garden!
If you're someone who likes to hoard houseplants, this place is a wonderland.
They also have plants in baskets, seasonal favorites, cacti, succulents and ground covers for the picking. Don't worry, all of them come with planting guides, so you're less likely to kill them.
If you want to stay the night in a, we've got you. There's one not too far from here.
The Brothers Greenhouses
Price: Free to explore. Prices depend on the size and type of plant.
Address: 3200 Victory Dr. SW, Port Orchard, WA
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4.30 p.m., Sundays, 8 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Why You Need To Go: You can wander around this plant paradise while stumbling upon a piece of the Shire. The "hobbit house" is free to visit too.