Native Plant Sales

  • Please join us at the Native Plant Sale Extravaganza , which will take place on Tour Weekend, May 2 and 3, 2015

A portion of the proceeds from this sale go to support the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

Native Plant Sale Extravaganza on Tour Weekend, May 2 and 3

On the week-end of the Tour, once again, a number of native plant nurseries will be open on either or both Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 10:00–5:00. Take advantage of this opportunity to shop for unique or hard-to-find native plants that are not normally available in most nurseries.

These shopping extravaganzas will offer native plant fans a good selection of native plants and provide a more relaxed and less crowded shopping experience than one normally finds at native plant sales. Knowledgeable staff will be on hand to help shoppers select the right plants for their gardens. You do not have to register for the Tour in order to shop at these nurseries. Directions to nurseries can be found below, or use Google maps. (Note that Google and Yahoo directions are not correct for Annie’s Annuals and Perennials; use the directions below.)

For information on how to successfully plant natives, please see Yerba Buena Nursery’s excellent Transplant Guide.

Nurseries selling on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00–5:00

  • Berkeley - Native Here Nursery, 101 Golf Course Dr., Tilden Park (across from the Golf Course) Berkeley, (510) 549-0211. Native Here is in located the Berkeley hills just north of Hwy. 24.
    Garden Talk: 11:00 and 3:00 “How to select native plants for your garden.”
    From Hwy. 24 heading west take the Fish Ranch Rd. exit east of the Caldecott Tunnel, drive uphill, and turn right at Grizzly Peak Blvd. Turn east at Golf Course Dr. 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 Rd. to enter the East Bay Regional Park. Turn right at Golf Course Dr. (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. Native Here now accepts credit and debit cards.
  • Berkeley – Oaktown Native Plant Nursery,  702 Channing Way, Berkeley (at Channing and Fourth Street, across from Vik’s Chaat Corner).
    Garden Talk: 1:00 ” Native Garden Design Primer: Thinking of removing your grass or redoing your garden with native plants? This talk will cover basic considerations for all gardens, including ways to apply and adjust these considerations to your own situation, and to work with measurements and drawings to help you figure out what you need” by Todd Gilens.  Todd Gilens is a designer, artist, and native ecosystem enthusiast who has been coaching Bay Area residents in garden design for several years. Todd can be found propagating plants at Oaktown one or two days a week. http://www.follywog.com/
  • Concord – Markham Nature Park and Arboreteum, 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. Come early for the best selection of native forbs, ornamental grasses, shrubs, perennials, and annuals.  
    Garden Talk: 10:30 “Trends for 2015 in East Bay native plant gardens” by Kelly Marshall of Kelly Marshall Garden Design:  
    Awards Ceremony 2:00 for : Art for the Trees” Art Contest. There will be an exhibition of art throughout the day.
  • Half Moon Bay – Yerba Buena Nursery is no longer in Woodside. The nursery is now located at 12511 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy. 92) at Pastorino Farms, in Half Moon Bay.
  • Oakland - East Bay Wilds, 2777 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, CA 94601 (the entrance is on 28th Ave.) See East Bay Wilds’ plant list here. View Flicker photos of the East Bay Wild’s nursery here.
  • RichmondAnnie’s Annuals and Perennials, 740 Market Ave. Richmond, (510) 215-1671  Please use these directions; internet mapping sites will give you wrong directions. Coming from the south, take I-80 east toward Sacramento. Exit at San Pablo Dam Rd. (two exits past San Pablo Ave.) and make a left at the light. Turn right at the 3rd light onto San Pablo Ave. Turn left at Church Lane, which turns into Market Ave. Go approximately 1.5 miles (through 2 lights – 23rd St. and Rumrill) and over 2 railroad tracks. “Annie’s” is on the left a few feet past the second set of tracks, where you will see the “Annie’s” sign and large green fence. You will not see an address.
  • Richmond -The Watershed Nursery, 601 A Canal Blvd. Richmond, (510) 234-2222.  
    Garden Talk: 1:30-2:30 “Gardening with Native Plants: Habitat, Water and Soil” by Claire Brown View the Watershed Nursery’s plant list here.

Nurseries selling on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 10:00–5:00

  • Berkeley – Native Here Nursery, 101 Golf Course Dr., Tilden Park (across from the Golf Course) Berkeley, (510) 549-0211. Native Here is in located the Berkeley hills just north of Hwy. 24.
    Garden Talk: 1:00 “How to select native plants for your garden.”
    From Hwy. 24 heading west take the Fish Ranch Rd. exit east of the Caldecott Tunnel, drive uphill, and turn right at Grizzly Peak Blvd. Turn east at Golf Course Dr. 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 Rd. to enter the East Bay Regional Park. Turn right at Golf Course Dr. (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. Native Here now accepts credit and debit cards.
  • Berkeley- Larner Seeds will sell edible native plants, and natives for vernal pools and bogs, at the home of Steve and Judy Lipson, 634 Woodmont Avenue, Berkeley.
  • Berkeley – Oaktown Native Plant Nursery The nursery is located at 702 Channing Way, Berkeley (at Channing and Fourth Street, across from Vik’s Chaat Corner).
    Garden Talk: 1:00-2:30 “Medicine Making Mini-Workshop” by Western Clinical Herbalist  Blythe Adams. Many of us know that gum plant, California poppy, and elderberry are medicinal, but how do we make them into medicine?  Join Blythe to learn some of the basics. Blythe is committed to teaching the community how to take care of ourselves using herbal medicine and nourishment.  For information on classes or consultations in Oakland, Blythe can be reached at Blythe@CommunityHerbalist.com.
  • Half Moon BayYerba Buena Nursery has moved! The nursery is now located at 12511 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy 92) at Pastorino Farms, in Half Moon Bay. Open on Sunday from 12:00-4:00.
  • Hayward- East Bay Wilds will sell native plants at the home of Natalie Forrest and Douglas Sprague, 26285 Parkside Dr., Hayward. vMany varieties of the plants featured in the talks—manzanitas, California lilacs, and sages—will be available for viewing and purchase.
  • Orinda – Native Here Nursery will sell local native plants at the home of Bob and Stephanie Sorenson, 295 Sundown Terrace, Orinda.
  • Pleasanton – Native Here Nursery will sell local native plants at the Ballard residence, 5321 Mallard Dr., Pleasanton.
  • RichmondAnnie’s Annuals and Perennials, 740 Market Ave. Richmond, (510) 215-1671  Please use the directions below; internet mapping siteswill give you wrong directions! Coming from the south, take I-80 east toward Sacramento. Exit at San Pablo Dam Rd. (two exits past San Pablo Ave.) and make a left at the light. Turn right at the 3rd light onto San Pablo Ave. Turn Left at Church Lane, which  turns into Market Ave. Go approx. 1.5 miles (through 2 lights – 23rd St. and Rumrill) and over 2 railroad tracks. “Annie’s” is on the left a few feet past the second set of tracks, where you will see the “Annie’s” sign and large green fence. You will not see an address.
  • Richmond – The Watershed Nursery, 601A Canal Blvd. Richmond, (510) 234-2222. 12:00-1:00 View the Watershed Nursery’s Plant List here.
  • San LorenzoSan Lorenzo High School, 50E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo. Wildflowers, purple haze asters, monkeyflowers, native grapes, goldenrod, snowberry, virgin’s bower, and the deliciously-scented yerba buena and hummingbird sage will be available in exchange for donations.  Cash and checks only.

     

    Make this your lunchtime stop! Delicious Mexican food will available for purchase from 11:00–3:00.

     

    Garden Talk: 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 “Gardening for birds” and

     

    12:00 and 4:00 “Ten native plants needed to create a Native American school garden and curriculum—includes handouts!” by Steve Wiley
    Directions to San Lorenzo High School: Coming from the north on I-580 take exit 32 for 150th Ave. toward Fairmont Dr., turn right onto Fairmont and go .4 miles.  Turn left onto E. 14th St. and continue .5 miles.  Turn right onto Ashland Ave.; the parking lot is on the right.    Coming from the south on I-880 take exit 30 for Hesperian Blvd.  Take the 1st right onto Lewelling Blvd. and go .6 miles.  The school is on the left. Pass the front of the school and turn left onto Ashland Ave.  Go 50 yards and turn left into the parking lot.  Parking There are two parking lots, one in front of the school on Lewelling Blvd. and another on Ashland Ave.  Park in the Ashland Ave. parking lot, which is adjacent to the native plant garden. Parking: There are two parking lots, one in front of the school on Lewelling Blvd., and another on Ashland Ave. Park in the Ashland Ave. parking lot, which is adjacent to the native plant garden.

The speakers are all volunteers.  Please be courteous, and remember to thank them!