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.
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.
The family-owned and operated bookstore carries new, used, and rare books.
An upscale shopping plaza with shops, boutiques, and services like Anthropologie, Georgiou, and even the Blackhawk Plastic Surgery center.
The outdoor shopping center features tree-lined courtyards and a country-ranch ambiance, with owner-operated shops like La Buena Vida (specialty foods and oils) and Pleasant Thoughts (a paper and gift store).
Navlet's has been helping green thumbs in the Bay Area since 1885. It has a healthy stock of flowers, landscape shrubs, perennials, fruit, citrus, herbs, and vegetables. But the selection doesn't stop with plants. Navlet's also carries soils, fertilizers ,and gardening equipment. It also provides a range of services including re-potting, gift wrapping, sod, classes, workshops, delivery, and equipment loans. If you're unsure of what's ailing your plants or what you're growing in your garden, bring in an insect in a sealed container or a small branch from your plant, and they will try to get you the answers you need.
The large chain store offers pet grooming, provides in-store dog training, and carries a large selection of products for common household pets.
The cozy independent bookstore hosts literary events ranging from intimate readings with award-winning authors to deluxe dinners.
A Dublin mall for all your retail needs.
Sloat Garden Center strives to provide a good selection and great customer service. It has a modest selection of plants: perennials, annuals, vines, edibles, and Japanese maples. Its consultants will help customers develop successful, low-maintenance gardens to meet their requirements and specifications. And Sloat has a list of quality gardeners and contractors who can help install the designs. It also has a good selection of tools, pots, fertilizers, and more.