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.
Spiral Gardens is a nonprofit retail nursery specializing in plants that are appropriate for Bay Area climate zones, such as annuals, perennials, food plants, culinary and medicinal herbs, California natives, and habitat-supporting plants. Most of the plants are propagated on-site. It also sells red worms for home composting, and small quantities of soil for container gardening. The mission of Spiral Gardens is to create healthy sustainable communities by promoting a strong local food system and encouraging productive use of urban soil.