Native Here Nursery
101 Golf Course Drive, Tilden Park, Berkeley
Gardening experience: Total 12 years at this location.
Garden size: half acre
Showcase feature: The goal of this marvelous nursery is for native plants grown from seed collected from throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties to be available to customers from those communities. A recent extensive expansion means that there are now plants from Mt. Diablo, Briones, Orinda, Walnut Creek, and Livermore, as well as from Berkeley, Oakland, and numerous other East Bay hills locations. The focus of the nursery is restoring native habitats. Don't miss this opportunity to browse among pallets of natives from grassland, riparian, coastal scrub, and oak woodland plant communities.
Other garden attractions:
- Interested in butterfly gardens? See the list of plants grown by Native Here and the Bay Area butterflies that use them at www.ebcnps.org/NativeHereHome.htm.
- Ask knowledgeable staff Charli, Janice, and Margo which natives will do well in your garden.
Garden Talks: 10:30 and 12:30 "Why plant local natives?" by Charli Danielsen
Plants sold or given away: Collecting, growing, and selling local natives is the goal of this nursery! Take advantage of this opportunity to wander through this beautiful, park-like setting and select from a wide variety of local native plants.
Directions: The Native Here Nursery is located in the Berkeley hills just north of Highway 24. Take the Fish Ranch Road exit east of the Caldecott Tunnel, drive uphill, and turn right at Grizzly Peak Blvd. Turn east at Golf Course Drive by the sign to the Tilden Park golf course, and go a half mile down, then turn left to enter the parking area.
From Berkeley, turn east at Shasta Road to enter the East Bay Regional Park. Turn right at Golf Course Drive (at the corner of the golf course). Continue about .5 miles. Turn right at the Golf Course sign and continue about a mile. Look for the wooden sign for the nursery on your right.
Parking: Park at the nursery sign and walk up the dirt road to the nursery.
Plants sold or given away: The California Native Plant Society will be selling native plant reference books and posters.