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.
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.
Expansive hardware store featuring various garden tools, household supplies, and more.
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.
A Japanese import store featuring a wide variety of garden tools, bonsai supplies, hardware, kitchen materials, and more.
Comprehensive hydroponics supply shop, offering nutrients, equipment, and more.
The aptly named Irrigation Equipment Company has been providing irrigation equipment and classes to the East Bay for more than forty years.
If you're looking for small tropical plants and flowers in tiny ornate baskets, look no further than Lee's. Like its name suggests, Lee's Florist and Nursery specializes in floral arrangements but also carries some soil-bound plants. Lee's does flowers for most holidays and special occasions: birthdays, weddings, births, funerals, etc. — and it delivers.
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.
Neishi Brothers is a tree and plant wholesaler and doesn't sell to the general public.
Nursery featuring a wide variety of native perennials, ferns, grasses, vines, shrubs, bulbs, and trees.