The Spheres provide a space to think and work differently, surrounded by nature and the wellness benefits it provides
The Spheres are a result of innovative thinking about the character of a workplace and an extended conversation about what is typically missing from urban offices– a direct link to nature. The Spheres are home to more than 40,000 plants from the cloud forest regions of over 30 countries.
Bringing The Spheres’ green walls to life
See how the Amazon Horticulture was able to pack plant biodiversity into 3,400 square feet of The Spheres’ largest living wall.
Inspiring innovation with biophilia
Meet the horticulturists who played key roles in the philosophy that inspired The Spheres.
A Look Back:
The Spheres welcome first plant
In 2017, The Spheres welcomed an Australian Tree Fern from the UW Botany greenhouse as its first plant.
Curating The Spheres from Day One
Amazon Horticulture worked with botanical gardens and universities across the globe to curate a plant collection that would thrive inside The Spheres
Students tour the Amazon greenhouse
Inspiring future generations, students and teachers from the Environmental and Adventures School in Kirkland, WA visited the greenhouse that supports The Spheres.
Known as Alocasia micholitziana, this plant is in the same family as the taro root. These plants have to be properly prepared before consumption.
Platycerium ridleyi is commonly referred to as the staghorn fern because of its resemblance to antlers. This epiphytic fern consists of two fronds. The shield frond attaches to a tree and the fertile frond contains spores.
Native to North Vietnam, Begonia sizemoreae is known for its unusual foliage. The tops of the leaves are green and are covered in tiny white hairs. The undersides of the leaves and the stems are bright maroon.
Passiflora antioquiensis hails from the Republic of Colombia. Fruit from this species is edible but is more tart than its relative– the passionfruit.
Sometimes referred to as the peacock plant, Calathea makoyana is native to Brazil. This plant is in the arrowroot family and is often used in ornamental displays.
Related to pepper, Peperomia caperata can typically be found growing on the forest floor in the Brazilian tropics.
Known as Coelogyne speciosa, this species of orchid is native to Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, and Borneo. Some species of Coelogyne are used in herbal medicine.