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Where to Buy Native Plants

The following three tables include sources for California native plants:
Native Plant Nurseries and Seed Sources;
Native Plant Sales; and
Online Sources & Resources.
Call before visiting nurseries. All cities are located in California, USA.

Also see the California Native Plant Link Exchange for additional sources for native plants.

NURSERIES AND SEED SOURCES


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Annie's Annuals & Perennials 740 Market Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 215-3301
Retail and mail order nursery with a large section dedicated to native plants.
Bay Natives 10 Cargo Way
San Francisco 94124
(415) 287-6755
Wholesale and retail nursery with a wide selection of rare and endemic Bay Area native plants as well as choice species from across the state.
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery 1310 McGee Avenue
Berkeley 94703
(510) 526-4704
Retail with one section devoted to natives.
California Flora Nursery PO Box 3, Somers and D Street
Fulton 95439
(707) 528 8813
Uncommon perennials, Mediterranean and California natives. Both wholesale and retail. Call for open hours.
Capital Wholesale Nursery 2938 Everdale Drive
San Jose, CA 95148
(408) 239-0589
Uncommon perennials, Mediterranean and California natives. Both wholesale and retail
Central Coast Wilds 336 A Golf Club Drive
Santa Cruz 95060
(831) 459-0656
California native seeds, plants, revegetation, consulting, and habitat restoration for professionals and home gardeners.
East Bay Wilds Native Plant Nursery 28th Ave at Foothill Blvd
Fruitvale District of Oakland
510-409-5858
Call for hours. Native plants plus demonstration garden.
Elkhorn Native Plant Nursery PO Box 270
1957B Highway 1
Moss Landing 95039
(831) 763-1207
Wholesale on Monday through Friday, retail is only Friday 8am-4pm. Call for directions. Native plants, seeds, container and bare root, contract collection/growing plus demonstration garden.
Grassroots Ecology Native Nursery Foothills Park
Palo Alto
650-949-3158
A wholesale nursery growing local native stock. Open to professionals by appointment.
Larner Seeds PO Box 407
235 Grove Road
Bolinas 94971
(415) 868-9407
Mail order seeds and California native wildflowers, perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees. Demonstration garden. Retail plants at the nursery from October through July.
Las Pilitas Nursery 3232 Las Pilitas Rd
Santa Margarita, CA 93453
(805) 438-5992 
Mail order and on-site nursery. Planning tool gives you an instant native plant list for your ZIP Code, soil type, sun/shade exposure, wide variety plant purchases available. Deer problems link. Extensive native plants lists.
Mostly Natives Nursery PO Box 258
27235 Highway 1
Tomales 94971
(707) 878-2009
Wholesale and retail coastal natives and drought-tolerant plants. Call for open hours.
Native Here Nursery 101 Golf Course Drive in Tilden Regional Park
Berkeley 94708
(510) 549-0211
Alameda and Contra Costa County natives. Nursery is operated by East Bay CNPS for East Bay Regional Parks District. Tuesday noon-3pm, Friday 9am-noon, Saturday 10am-1pm.
Native Revival Nursery 2600 Mar Vista Drive
Aptos 95003
(831) 684-1811
Wholesale and retail seeds and plants, contract collection and growing, revegetation and restoration. Closed Monday.
Oaktown Native Plant Nursery 702 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA
(510) 387-9744
Retail and wholesale. Offers contract growing for restoration and large landscaping projects.
Pacific Coast Seed 533 Hawthorne Place
Livermore 94550
(925) 373-4417 or (800) 733-3462
Wholesale or through local nurseries. Wildflower and grass seeds.
Payless Nursery 2927 S. King Road
San Jose 95122
(4080 274-7815
This independent nursery devotes a section to a varied selection of native trees, shrubs and perennials. Address your native plant questions to Wanda Olson.
Rana Creek Nursery 7480 Williams Ranch Road
Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 659-3820
Native grass seed production and four-acre native plant nursery. Wholesale only. Revegetation, seed, container, and bare root plants.
Regional Parks Botanic Garden Southpark Drive and Wildcat Canyon Road in Tilden Regional Park
Berkeley 94708
(510) 841-8732
Retail plants on Thursday 10am-noon. Seed is available in Visitor Center in fall and winter. April Spring Plant Sale.
Seedhunt PO Box 96
Freedom 95019
Mail order annual and perennial seed with hard to find selections and about one-third native
Sierra Azul Nursery & Gardens 2660 East Lake Avenue (Highway 152)
Watsonville 95076
(831) 763 0939
Mediterranean, native, and water-conserving plants for California displayed in demonstration gardens as well as the nursery.
S&S Seeds P.O. Box 1275
Carpinteria, CA 93014
(805) 684-0436
Wholesale seeds, with $150 minimum order. 
SummerWinds Nursery 725 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 493-5136
Retail. There are several locations, but the Palo Alto store has the best selection of natives. Ask for Judith for assistance.
Suncrest Nurseries, Inc 400 Casserly Road
Watsonville 95076
(831) 728-2595
Wholesale only. See website for retail outlets. Develops new and unusual coastal plants with some natives.
The Dry Garden 6556 Shattuck Ave
Oakland 94609
(510) 547-3564
Specializes in drought-resistant plants including California natives.
Tree of Life Nursery PO Box 635
33201 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano 92693
(949) 728-0685
Wholesale and retail. Contract collects and grows. Round House Plant Store has plants and books for home gardener.
Watershed Nursery 601 A Canal Blvd.
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 234-22225
Retail native plants. Contract collects and grows.
Yerba Buena Nursery 12511 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy 92)
Half Moon Bay
(650) 851-1668
Retail native plants with some seed. 

NATIVE PLANT SALES


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California Native Plant Society (CNPS) See chapter websites below or call for details, Sacramento (916) 447-2677 Bookstore, photo gallery, links to local chapters and many other websites. CNPS has journal Fremontia about native plant gardening.
CNPS East Bay Chapter October at Merritt College, Oakland October sale.
CNPS Marin Chapter Richardson Bay Audubon Center, Tiburon Mid-April sale.
CNPS Milo Baker Chapter Veteran's Memorial Building, Santa Rosa October sale.
CNPS Monterey Bay Chapter Monterey Peninsula College October sale.
CNPS Napa Chapter 2201 East Imola Avenue in Skyline Park, Napa October sale.
CNPS Santa Clara Valley Chapter CNPS Nursery at Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills Public sales in October and May. Monthly member-only sales.
CNPS Santa Cruz Chapter UCSC Arboretum in Eucalyptus Grove, Santa Cruz October sale including natives and exotics.
CNPS Willis Linn Jepson Chapter Benicia State Capitol Park, Benicia October sale.
CNPS Yerba Buena Chapter Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way. San Francisco November sale.
Regional Parks Botanical Garden, Tilden Regional Park Wildcat Canyon Rd at foot of South Park Drive in Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley (510) 841-8732 Third Saturday in April by the Volunteers of Regional Parks Botanical Garden.
Strybing Arboretum Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave at Lincoln Way, San Francisco (415) 661-1316 Saturday sales with one for natives in the autumn.
University of California Berkeley Botanical Garden 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley (510) 642-3343 Autumn sale with some natives that are hard to find.
University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum Empire Grade at Western Drive, Santa Cruz (831) 427-2998 Joint sale with CNPS Santa Cruz Chapter in April.

ONLINE SOURCES & RESOURCES


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California Gardens   Extensive list of California native plants. Pictures and plant descriptions. Ojai, California e-business.
California Native Grass Association   Information packets, seed sources, workshops, website resources. Primary focus is grassland restoration, but resource list is broader.
El Nativo Growers Inc (626) 969-8449 Good source of information on natives in the landscape. Wholesale only.
Native Habitats 17287 Skyline Blvd #102, Woodside 94062 Commercial source lists of natives, seeds, bulbs, publications. Organization advocates restoration and preservation of native ecosystems.
The Reveg Edge Services PO Box 609, Redwood City 94064 (650) 325 7373 Formerly Redwood City Seed Company. Plants, seeds, classes and booklets. Custom growing of supplied seed.
The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants Inc. 10459 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley 91352 (818) 768-1802 Promotes and restores landscapes and habitats, propagates and sells native plants and educates about native plants. Sells native seeds in quantity.
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