The Dry Garden specializes in rare and unusual plants. But it also carries cacti, succulents, Mediterranean plants, bamboo, and drought-tolerant plants. The Dry Garden's large selection of unique plants makes it a good destination for those who want to create a garden with bohemian flavor.
Garden supply store specializing in hydroponics.
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.
This little shop — affiliated with Berkeley's ecology Center — offers environmentally and socially responsibly made tools, books, garden supplies, and various other products.
Encinal Nursery is a medium-size nursery tucked away in Alameda. It has about an acres worth of inventory including Japanese maples, soils, sods, perennials, gardening equipment, and fertilizers. It also has a greenhouse specifically for houseplants and tropical plants. Encinal delivers.
Evergreen Nursery carries an assortment of top-quality perennials, ground covers, succulents, native plants, and a large variety of roses. It carries composts, mulches, and ground covers like gravel, bark, lava, and sand, which are available for delivery. Have a question? E-mail, call, or stop by the store with a sample or picture and let the knowledgeable staff take a crack at solving your gardening problem.
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.
A home garden shop that specializes in indoor and outdoor furniture and decoration, books, baskets, and organic soap. It also sells essential gardening items like pottery and pruning scissors.
In the market for a palm? Golden Gate Palms boasts the largest selection of palms in Northern California. The store also offers avocados and other fruit trees. Golden Gate Palms will deliver, install, trim, maintain, and remove palms at a competitive price. Walk through their gardens, replete with tropical paintings, and hand-select your desired palm. Its nursery boasts the largest in-ground Kentia palm grove in Northern California and one of the largest wine palms in the Northern Hemisphere.
This nursery — which has been in operation for more than seventy years — specializes in azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons, especially rare varieties thereof.
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.
Take a stroll through a bonsai forest and pick up a book on the ancient art or pick up advice from the resident bonsai specialist Jonny Uchida, who is knowledgeable and helpful.
A Japanese import store featuring a wide variety of garden tools, bonsai supplies, hardware, kitchen materials, and more.
Offering locally made herbal medicine, botanical inspired art, and community-centered holistic education.
Comprehensive hydroponics supply shop, offering nutrients, equipment, and more.