1. High Country Nursery
High County Nursery has been around since 1971, providing the San Jacinto Mountain communities with climate adaptable plants for 45 years. Plants from High Country Nursery are among the most hardy found anywhere, and they’ve got a huuuge selection for you to choose from.
2. Back to Natives Nursery
Santa Ana, CA
Back to Natives is a non-profit that works to restore open lands and cultivate habitat gardens.
They also have a native plant nursery, where profits help fund restoration and education programs.
The Nursery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM-3 PM.
Wait! Before you get too excited about your native plant purchases, check the nursery webpage here for directions to avoid getting lost.
3. North Park Nursery
San Diego, CA
Our newest partner in the San Diego region, North Park Nursery is the place to go for high quality, locally grown and produced plants.
If you reside in the greater SD area and are interested in re-vamping your yard, then check out Mooch Exterior Designs — North Park Nursery’s parent business for custom hardscapes and Southern California-friendly landscapes. They’ve been doing business for the last 8 years. Pretty cool!
What else is cool? Sustainability is just one of North Park Nursery’s many values —like choosing and reusing sustainable materials (this includes furnishing their office with vintage lockers and reclaimed barge wood).
4. The Plant Foundry
“The Plant Foundry is a place where the art and science of gardening work together; a place where city living hasn’t forgotten country life. The Plant Foundry recognizes that no matter how close to the urban core one lives– plants, people and wildlife are all part of the same community.”
It can’t be said any better — when you visit The Plant Foundry, prepare to be welcomed, to feel relaxed, and to be inspired. Serving the Oak Park community, The Plant Foundry offers edible and ornamental plants, quality tools, artisan goods, and organic gardening supplies.
And check out The Plant Foundry’s website here (don’t forget to subscribe to their newsletter for gardening tips, sales, and events)!
5. SummerWinds Nursery
Silicon Valley, CA – 5 locations
SummerWinds has long been the place to go for great selection and high quality. If you’re in the South Bay and looking for California natives, succulents, drought tolerant perennials, shrubs, vegetables, fruit trees, or lots of color — than SummerWinds is the place to go. They’ve been around since 1960, when they were known as Woolworth Garden Center, and in 1998 SummerWinds Nursery took over ownership. Different name — same great management, staff, and customer service!
Visit Summerwinds Nursery at one of their five locations in Silicon Valley — Campbell, Cupertino, Mountain View, Palo Alto, or San Jose. Check out their website for more store information (we recommend that you sign up for their newsletter too!).
6. Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery
Hahamongna Nursery is unique in more ways than one — a native plant propagation nursery, with all plants collected from Hahamongna and adjacent wilderness areas — they are volunteer-driven, focused on local genetics, and forward-thinking in their sustainable practices.
The nursery provides low-cost native plants for restoration, conservation, and Hahamongna Watershed Park uses — not only that, their staff also bestows native plant knowledge and general horticultural skills onto the volunteers that help keep the nursery going.
“A Nursery Dedicated to Native Habitat & Conservation” —open to the public for Sunday morning work sessions and by appointment. You can also get your native plant fix by following Hahamongna Nursery on Facebook.
“When we bring these plants back into the cities, we invite nature back. We invite all the birds, the insects. And that’s important. Restoring our culture is also restoring our balance, our stewardship role, our care taking role, our enhancing role.” — that’s Nick Hummingbird, the Hahamongna Nursery’s Manager. Check it out: “The Plants Need Us to Speak Up For Them: Talking With Nick Hummingbird.”