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Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)

Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)

REASONS TO GARDEN WITH NATIVES

Find a Native Plant Nursery near you by using the list at the bottom of this page.

SAVE WATER Once established, many native plants need minimal irrigation beyond normal rainfall. Choosing native plant landscaping not only saves money on your water bill, but also conserves water, a vital limited resource.

LOWER MAINTENANCE In a garden environment, native plants do best with some attention and care, but generally require less water, fertilizer, pruning, and time to maintain than do many common garden plants.

REDUCE PESTICIDES Native plants have developed their own defenses against many pests and diseases.
Eliminating pesticide use lets beneficial insects provide natural pest control and keeps garden toxins out of our
creeks and watersheds.

INVITE WILDLIFE Native plants, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other native insects are “made for each other.” Insect pollinators can improve fruit set in your garden, while a variety of native insects and birds will help keep your landscape free of mosquitoes and plant-eating bugs.

SUPPORT LOCAL ECOLOGY While creating native landscapes can never replace natural habitats lost to development, planting gardens and parks with native plants can help provide an important bridge to nearby remaining wild areas.

AVOID PROBLEMS WITH WILD PLANT COLLECTION The California Native Plant Society generally advises against collecting wild native plants, since edible plants can often be misidentified for toxic species and wild collection runs a risk of harming sensitive species and habitats. Growing your own native habitat is a great solution that gives you easy access to an abundance of useful plants.

Native Plant Nurseries by Region 

The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a community of local chapters that celebrate and share the beauty of California’s native plants. Since 1965, the CNPS has been helping gardeners enjoy the beauty of and benefits of native plants.Visit CNPS for a list of spring and fall plant sales in your area or a complete list of nurseries by region. his list is for general reference and does not reflect an endorsement of a particular business over another. If you have a favorite nursery not yet on this list, please contact us.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Annie’s Annuals*
www.anniesannuals.com
740 Market Avenue (Nursery), Richmond, CA 94801
(888) 266-4370

Bay Natives
www.baynatives.com
10 Cargo Way, San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 287-6755

Berkeley Horticultural Nursery
www.berkeleyhort.com
1310 McGee Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 526-4704

Buckeye Nursery
www.buckeye-nursery.com
2425 Old Adobe Road, Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 559-7081

California Flora Nursery
www.calfloranursery.com
2990 Somers St. (@ D St.), Fulton, CA 95439
(707) 528-8813

Common Ground Organic Garden Supply
and Education Center
www.commongroundinpaloalto.org
559 College Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 493-6072

Cornflower Farms
www.cornflowerfarms.com
9811 Sheldon Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 689-1015

Eisley Nursery
www.eisleynursery.com
380 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 885-5163

Elkhorn Native Plant Nursery
www.elkhornnursery.com
1957B Highway 1, Moss Landing, CA 95039
(831) 763-1207

Floral Native Nursery
www.floralnativenursery.com
2511 Floral Avenue, Chico, CA 95973
(530) 892-2511

Flower Farm Nursery
www.flowerfarminn.com/nursery
9280 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis, CA 95650
(916) 652-5650

Front Yard Nursery
www.frontyardnursery.com
5801 Mother Lode Drive, Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 626-3494

Intermountain Nursery
www.intermountainnursery.com
30443 N. Auberry Rd., Prather, CA 93651
(559) 855-3113

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
www.gardenbythesea.org
18220 North Highway One, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
(707) 964-4352

Middlebrook Gardens
www.middlebrook-gardens.com
76 Race Street, San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 292-9993

Mostly Natives Nursery
www.mostlynatives.com
27235 Highway One, Tomales, CA 94971
(707) 878-2009

Native Here Nursery

www.ebcnps.org/nativehere
101 Golf Course Road Tilden Park, Berkeley, CA 94708
(510) 549-0211

Native Revival Nursery
www.nativerevival.com
2600 Mar Vista Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 684-1811

Native Springs Nursery *
www.nativespringsnursery.com
1874 Cummings Lane, Durham, CA 95938
(530) 774-4362

North Coast Native Nursery
www.northcoastnativenursery.com
2710 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 769-1213

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply
www.groworganic.com
125 Clydesdale Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 272-4769

Ploughshares Nursery
www.ploughsharesnursery.com
2701 Main St., Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 755-1102

Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens
www.sierraazul.com
2660 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 728-2532

Sierra Valley Farms
www.sierravalleyfarms.com
1329 County Road A23, Beckwourth, CA 96129
(530) 832-0114

Villager Nursery
www.villagernursery.com
10678 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-0771

Yerba Buena Nursery
www.yerbabuenanursery.com
12511 San Mateo Road (Highway 92), Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 851-1668

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

High Country Nursery
www.highcountrynursery.com
38460 Bailiff Road, Anza, CA 92539
(951) 837-1905

Las Pilitas Nursery *
www.laspilitas.com
3232 Las Pilitas Road, Santa Margarita, CA 93453
(805) 438-5992

Manzanita Native Plant Nursery
www.manzanitanursery.com
880 Chalk Hill Road, Solvang, CA 93464
(805) 688-9692

Matilija Nursery
www.matilijanursery.com
8225 Waters Road, Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 523-8604

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden –Grow Native Nursery
www.rsabg.org
1500 N. College Drive, Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 625-8767

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden –Garden Growers Nursery
www.sbbg.org
1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-4726

The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers
and Native Plants
www.theodorepayne.org
10459 Tuxford St, Sun Valley, CA 91352-2116
(818) 768-1802

Tree of Life Nursery
www.treeoflifenursery.com
33201 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 728-0685

SEEDS & BULBS

Horizon Herbs
www.horizonherbs.com
P.O. Box 69, Williams, OR 97544
(541) 846-6704

Larner Seeds
www.larnerseeds.com
235 Grove Road, Bolinas, CA 94924
(415) 868-9407

Native Seed Network
www.nativeseednetwork.org
563 SW Jefferson Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97333
(541) 753-3099

Seedhunt
www.seedhunt.com
P.O. Box 96, Freedom, CA 95019
Fax orders: (831) 728-3131

Sierra Seed Supply
www.sierraseedsupply.com
358 Williams Valley Road, Greenville, CA 95947
(530) 284-7926
Telos Rare Bulbs
www.telosrarebulbs.com / info@telosrarebulbs.com
P.O. Box 1067, Ferndale, CA 95536

*Mail Order