The design supply company stocks everything from blended soils for rooftop gardens to select stone for building restoration.
Having a difficult time finding a specific plant? Maybe a Dahlia coccinea or a Ranunclulus californicus? Check out Annie's. They specialize in rare annuals, perennials, and California native wildflowers, and also provide delivery and interstate shipping.
Berkeley Horticultural is a medium-size, family-owned retail nursery that provides a large selection of plants with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. It has departments specifically for California natives, Mediterranean plants, roses, tropical plants, cacti, and bulbs. It also has a smaller selection of Japanese maples and citruses, as well as gardening supplies, fertilizers, and tools. Berkeley Horticultural Nursery also frequently hosts free classes. It will deliver locally but does not do mail-order.
Berkeley Indoor Garden has everything necessary to create and maintain a thriving indoor garden. It carries lighting equipment, ballasts, reflectors, lamps, hangers, a large stock of nutrients and supplements, trays, pumps, CO2 generators, fans, controllers, and books. Indoor Garden also has a smaller selection of products for outdoor growing, such as fertilizers, soils, gardening tools, and containers.
East Bay Nursery was established in 1926 and spans more than a large city block. Inside, one can find a diverse selection of succulents, fruit trees, grasses, perennials, Japanese maples, shade plants, shrub trees, and drought-resistant plants. It also offers organically grown veggies for the edible garden. In addition, it has essential accouterments like terracotta pots, soil amendments, fungicides, as well as a large selection of organic and chemical fertilizers.
Flowerland is a quaint nursery with a good selection and a knowledgeable staff. It carries indoor and outdoor plants, fountains, edibles, and planters. It specializes in architectural plants, four-inch perennials, as well as plants from Australia. You won't get lost in a forest at this store but it carries a few trees including natives, magnolias, madrones, and some fruit trees. Of course, it also has necessary accessories like tools, pots, and fertilizers to help you wrangle your garden into shape.
Ace has all the equipment one needs to turn a dilapidated backyard into an oasis — from composters to fertilizers, lawn tools, garden tools, pest control, birdhouses, outdoor furniture, power tools, planters, watering tools, and wheelbarrows. Ace doesn't have a large inventory of plants but it does have the tools to work with them. And that's only half the story; Ace also has a glut of home renovation tools if you're looking to fix up more than your garden.
Offering locally made herbal medicine, botanical inspired art, and community-centered holistic education.
Part on-site landscaping business, part eclectic nursery, Magic Gardens has a healthy selection of common and exotic plants, a large selection of flowering plants and locals, and frequent classes and events. Their landscaping department provides full-service design, and custom stonework and masonry.
Native Here Nursery is a project of the California Native Plant Society. It's a public facility operated for the East Bay Regional Park District. The goal of Native Here is to propagate stands of native plants throughout the East Bay. Its selection of plants and seeds vary according to what volunteers have brought in. So, if you're looking for a specific plant, it might be a good idea to call before you visit.