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.
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.
New garden- and urban farm-supply store offering a wide selection of seeds, seedlings, baby chicks, and various other homesteading needs.
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.
Westbrae Nursery isn't the largest nursery in the East Bay but it does have a nice range of products and services. It has a wide selection of four-inch annuals and perennials and succulents. It has several indoor and outdoor fountains and containers for plants. In addition, Westbrae provides a complete selection of organic and synthetic fertilizers and pesticides for those who don't want to get their hands dirty. Westbrae will pot your plants for you, special order plants, or deliver for an extra charge.
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.
Ploughshares is a retail and wholesale nursery specializing in locally grown California native, drought-tolerant, and edible plants. It carries organic mulch, soil, soil containers, seeds, and herbs. Its trees come in standard and dwarf sizes, including hard-to-find varieties. Ploughshares is a nonprofit business venture of the Alameda Point Collaborative and the supportive housing community. It occasionally hosts educational workshops, too.
This family-owned business specializes in landscaping materials, including gravel, sand, rocks, bark, mulch, and more, with an emphasis on locally sourced materials.
Primarily a florist, Adachi has a wide selection of blooming plants, balloons, European basket gardens, orchids, and fountains, and offers same-day delivery of floral arrangements for everything from births to weddings.
Alden Lane is a large nursery with a wide selection of flowers, perennials, shrubs, garden accessories, indoor plants, orchids, and support materials. Alden Lane Nursery also offers several hundred fruit trees as well as edible plants and herbs. If you're wary of pesticides, Alden Lane sells lady bugs for aphids and soil-friendly slug and snail repellent. It also occasionally hosts classes and other community events.
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.
Unlike many large nursery chains, Armstrong Garden Center is 100-percent employee-owned and touts itself as the largest independent retail nursery company in California. Armstrong has a large inventory ready to meet most gardening needs. It carries edibles, garden accents, houseplants, and water gardens. It also sells barbecue islands, pottery, patio furniture, gardening equipment, and sod. Armstrong provides in-store consultation for gardening questions but will not make house calls.
Specializes in handmade cast concrete products, including fountains, benches, bird baths, and statues.
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.