Gardening Resources

Native Plant Nurseries

Many local nurseries carry some California native plants. The nurseries listed here are ones that specialize in California native plants.  Most have online plant inventories on their websites.  Because online inventories may not fully reflect current stock available, we suggest that before making a trip to buy a plant based on plant inventory on a nursery’s website, you make a call to confirm that the nursery still has the plants you want. 


CNL Native Plant Nursery

254 Shoreline Hwy Mill Valley, CA 94941

Dan Dufficy, landscape designer specializing in California native plants, opened this nursery in 2012; it offers California native plants as well as organic vegetable starts.

Telephone: (415) 888-8471; Dan Dufficy cell: (415) 720-6253;

Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Mostly Natives Nursery (New Location)

54 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Mostly Natives Nursery opened under new ownership in Point Reyes Station on February 18, 2017.

Mailing Address: POB 883, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Telephone: (415) 663-8835  Email:

Hours: Thursday to Monday, 10 – 5.

O’Donnell’s Fairfax Nursery

1700 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax, CA 94930

Telephone: (415)453-0372 Fax (415) 45Home3-3109

Home Ground Habitats

1875 Indian Valley Road, Novato, CA

P.O. Box 592, Novato, CA 94948

Telephone: Gulten 415-246-3509, Charlotte 707-787-8821

Hours: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 1 to 5 pm, or by appointment. Please park on the street and walk in.


Home Ground Habitats is a unique, not-for-profit, volunteer-powered nursery with beautiful demo gardens on our nearly one acre site. We grow the plants we offer for sale and when you visit at Home Ground, you can see mature, established specimens of these plants in our demo gardens—a huge benefit in helping to select the right plants for your own habitat garden!

Marin – Seeds

Larner Seeds

PO Box 407, Bolinas, CA 94924 235 Grove Rd., Bolinas

Seeds of California natives available by mail order. Shop, demo garden and nursery open for both retail and wholesale trade.

Telephone: (415) 868-9407 Fax: (415) 868-2592 Email:

Hours: vary seasonally – call or check website.

North Bay

California Flora Nursery

PO Box 3, 2990 Somers at D Street, off River Road, Fulton, CA 95439

Availability list published

Telephone: (707) 528-8813 Fax: (707) 528-1836 Email:

Hours: vary seasonally – call or check website.

 Wild Garden Farm and Nursery

2710 Chileno Valley Rd. Petaluma, CA 94952

As the successor to North Coast Native Nursery, in the same West Marin location, Wild Garden Farm propagates a diverse selection of native species for wildlife habitat, water and soil conservation, pollinator hedgerows and other functional and ornamental landscaping purposes.

Telephone: (707) 769-9114; Email:

Call or  inquire by e-mail for seasonally changing hours, contract propagation, and current inventory.

East Bay

East Bay Wilds

28th Ave at Foothill Blvd., Oakland

Pete Veilleux, California native plant landscaper, maintains a native plant nursery offering a diverse array of natives from throughout the state, as well as unusual garden ornaments. Call ahead to ensure Pete will be there, and check website for open days, directions, and an availability list.

Telephone: (510) 409-5858; Email:

Native Here Nursery

Tilden Park, 101 Golf Course Road, Berkeley

Directions: Enter Tilden Park from Grizzly Peak Blvd. or Shasta Rd., follow signs to the Golf Course-the nursery is across the road from the Golf Course parking lot.

The nursery is run by the East Bay Chapter of CNPS.  It grows and sells local native plants. Plants native to Alameda and Contra Costa Counties are grown from seed and cuttings. Grasses are a specialty and can be custom-grown.

Telephone: (510) 549-0211; Email:

Hours: Tuesdays: 12 noon – 3 pm, Fridays: 9 am –  12 noon, Saturdays: 10 am – 2 pm

The Watershed Nursery

601 A Canal Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804

California Native Plants & Services for Habitat Restoration. Specializing in growing plants native to the nine counties surrounding the San Francisco Bay.

Telephone: (510) 234-2222; Fax (510) 234-2242: Email: through website

Drop-in Hours Tuesdays – Sundays 10am – 4 pm. Closed Mondays and holidays.

San Francisco

Bay Natives

10 Cargo Way at Jennings
San Francisco, CA 94124

A San Francisco nursery that specializes in CA natives. Also carries domestic edible plants.

Telephone: (415) 287-6755; Email:

Full inventory available online. Retail & wholesale (only with resale license). Delivery available to the home or job site.

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 to 5:30 weekends, closed major holidays.


Yerba Buena Nursery & Botanical Gardens at Pastorino Farms (new location)

12511 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy 92) in Half Moon Bay. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3188, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Kathy Crane, owner.  This nursery, which used to be down a long unpaved road off Skyline Drive, has moved to a new location on Hwy 92 near Half Moon Bay.

Telephone: (650) 851-1668; Email: through website

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm.

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