o gardens and nurseries to visit in northern california

northern california nurseries and gardens to visit

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Alden Lane Nursery

981 Alden Lane, Livermore

(952) 447-0280

Aldenlane(dot)com Daily 8:30-5:00

Very large nursery with above average stock

Amador Flower Farm

22001 Shenandoah School Road, Plymouth

(209) 245-6660

Open 7 days a week
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wonderful demonstration gardens, primarily daylilies

Annie’s Annuals

Market St., Richmond- see website for directions

(510) 215-1326

Wednesdays thru Sundays
10:00AM – 4:00 PM

Incredible selection of unique perennials and annuals

Bamboo Sourcery

666 Wagnon Rd., Sebastopol

(707) 823-5866

Shakuhachi(dot)com/B-Sourcery call for appt.

World class collection of bamboos

Benicia Gardens Nursery

126 East E Street Benicia

(707) 747-9094

Beniciagarden(dot)com 10 to 5 closed Tuesday

Above average nursery with interesting stock

Berkeley Horticultural Nursery

1305 McGee Ave


(510) 526-4704

Berkeleyhort(dot)com Hours:8:30 to 5:00

Closed Thursday

Many unusual plants, display garden, tropicals

Blake Gardens

70 Rincon Rd., Kensington

(510) 524-2449

Laep(dot)ced(dot)berkeley(dot)edu/ laep/blakegarden/index(dot)html Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm

Beautiful formal garden owned by UCB

Bushnell’s Nursery

5255 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay

(916) 791-4199

Bushnellgardens(dot)com Open Spring-Summer, Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm, Fall-Winter: Mon-Sun 9am-5pm

Large nursery with above average stock

California Flora Nursery

Nursery is located at the intersection of Somers and D streets in Fulton

(707) 528-8813

Monday - Friday 9 - 5
Summer Hours only: Saturday & Sunday 10 - 4

Exceptional stock, demonstration garden

Canyon Creek Nursery

3527 Dry Creek Road, Oroville

(530) 533-2166

call to make an appt. for visiting

Demonstration garden

Capitol Nursery

4700 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento

(916) 455-2601

Open 7 days/wk, April-October
8:30 am-6pm, Nov-March 8:30am-5:30pm

Large nursery with above average stock

Chalk Hill Clematis

11720 Chalk Hill Rd., Healdsburg

(707) 433-8416

Wed.-Fri., 10am - 4pm.

Everything Clematis

Cottage Garden Growers

3995 Emerald Dr., Petaluma

(707) 778-8025

10 - 5 Daily

Good reputation

Digging Dog Nursery


(707) 937-1130

Diggingdog(dot)com visit by appt. only

Unusual Stock

East Bay Nursery

2332 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley

(510) 845-6490

8:30 - 5:00, Tuesday - Saturday

Large nursery with above average stock

Elizabeth Gamble Garden

1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto

(650) 329-1356

open every day during daylight hours

Lovely garden on a large residential lot

Emerisa Nursery

555 Irwin Lane, Santa Rosa

(707) 525-9644

emerisa(dot)com March to daylight savings in fall: M-F, 8-5 and Sat, 9-1

Daylight savings in fall to March: M-F, 8-4 and Sat, 9-1

Wonderful display gardens and stock


86 Cañada Road, Woodside

(650) 364-8300 x507

Tuesday through Saturday, from February 8 to October 29,
between the hours of
10:00 am and 3:30 pm $12. admission filoli(dot)org

Estate garden in the grand style


122 Hillcrest Ave., Kentfield

(415) 461-4168

geraniaceae(dot)com call for an appt.

All things geranium

Golden Pond Nursery

3275 Sierra College Blvd. Loomis

(916) 652-5459

Open April thru October
Fri, Sat, Sun 10-4

Lovely display ponds and garden

Hakone Gardens

21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga

(408) 741-4994 

10am - 5pm; Weekends 11am - 5pm Admission charge

once private garden run by foundation

Half Moon Bay Nursery

11691 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay

(415) 726-5392

daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Good reputation

Happy Frog Nursery

15386 Little Valley Rd., Grass Valley

(530) 273-3764


Large nursery with nice stock

Hayward Japanese Gardens

22373 N. Third St. at Crescent, Hayward

(510) 881-6700

Daily 10 to 4

Tranquil well landscaped garden

Japanese Tea Garden at Central Park

El Camino Real and 5th Avenue, San Mateo

(650) 522-7440

Mon to Fri, 10am - 4pm; Sat and Sun, 11am - 4pm 

lovely garden

Japanese Tea Gardens at Golden Gate Park

Tea Garden Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, S.F.

(415) 831-2700 

Open daily, hours vary by season; usually 8:30am to 5 or 6pm  Admission charge

5 acre stroll garden

Lake Merrit Japanese Gardens

666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland


Mon-Fri 10-3 Sat-Sun 10-4
Lakeside park around Lake Merrit

Small but high quality garden

Lake’s Nursery

8435 Crater Hill Rd,. Newcastle

(530) 885-1027

lakesnursery(dot)com Daily 9-5

Vast selection of Japanese Maples

Lotus Nursery

5606 Petersen Ln. Lotus

(530) 622-2321


Gorgeous display garden

Magic Gardens

729 Heinz Ave., Berkeley

(510) 644-2351

magicgardens(dot)com 9:00am - 5:00pm

Large nursery, exceptional stock

McAllister Water Gardens

7420 St. Helena Highway, St.

(707) 944-0921

Open March thru September
Wed-Sun 9-4

Wonderful display gardens and water plants

Mendocino Botanical Gardens

18220 North Highway One, Fort Bragg

(707) 964-4352

gardenbythesea(dot)org Open Daily All Year
March - October:
9 am to 5 pm — November - February: 9 am to 4 pm

$7.50 adult admission but worth it

Mendon’s Nursery

5424 Foster Road

(530) 877-7341

8am-5pm Closed Sunday


Miniature Plant Kingdom

13404 Harrison Grade Place, Sebastopol

(707) 874-2233

miniplantkingdom(dot)com call for appt.

Unusual dwarf plants

Morningsun Herb Nursery

6137 Pleasant Valley Rd., Vacaville

(707) 451-9406

Tuesday – Sunday
10 am - 5 pm

Nice display garden

Orchard’s of Lafayette

4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette

(925) 284-4474

orchardnursery(dot)com Open everyday 9-5

Large nursery will high quality

Ruth Bancroft Garden

1500 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek

(925) 210-9663

Ruthbancroftgarden(dot)org open various Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays $7.00 admission

One of the best private succulent and cactus gardens in CA

Sierra Azul Nursery

2660 East Lake Ave (Hy

152), Watsonville

(831) 763-0939

sierraazul(dot)com Open daily: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Wonderful display gardens and plants

Sonoma Horticultural Nursery

3970 Azalea Avenue, Sebastopol

(707) 823-6832

March, April, and May: 7 daily 9:00am - 5:00pm June through February:
Thursday thru Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Everything ericaceous

Strybing Arboretum

9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, San Francisco

(415) 661-1316 Ext. 312

Strybing(dot)org open daily, 365 days a year. Weekdays, 8 am to 4:30 pm. Weekends & holidays, 10 am to 5 pm.

Incredible collections of native and cool climate plants

Tahini’s Nursery

5601 Folsom Blvd., Sacto.

(916) 451-8150


High quality Stock

The Dry Garden

6556 Shattuck Ave., Oakland

(510) 547-3564

Daily 10 to 5

Seriously unusual and weird stuff

Tilton Botanical Garden

Wildcat Canyon Rd and S. Park Dr., Berkeley

(510) 562-PARK

Oct. 1 to May 31:
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. June 1 to Sept. 30: 8:30 a.m.-5:30

Noted for spring wildflower display

U.C.Berkeley Botanical Garden

200 Centennial Drive, #5045, Berkeley

(510) 643-2755

Botanicalgarden(dot)berkeley(dot)edu Daily: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed: First Tuesday of every month and major holidays $5.00 admission

Vast collections of cool climate plants

U.C.Santa Cruz Botanical Gardens

1156 High Street, Santa Cruz

(831) 427-2998

Open daily 10-5 except Christmas and Thanksgiving ucsc(dot)edu/arboretum

Incredible selection of S. African plants

Vintage Gardens

2833 Old Gravenstein Hwy. So., Sebastopol

(707) 829-2035

vintagegardens(dot)com Open 9AM to 5PM
Thursday through Sunday

Best CA source of old and unusual roses

Yerba Buena Nursery

19500 Skyline Blvd. Woodside

(650) 851-1668

Tuesday - Sunday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Demonstration garden, good plant selection


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