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.
Devil Mountain Wholesale Nursery is strictly wholesale. But if you're a professional in the plant trade or landscaping business, Devil Mountain has a sprawling twenty acres of inventory that ranges from cacti to trees. Devil Mountain delivers to ten counties, but if you would like to pick up your purchase it's conveniently located near the I-580/680 Interchange.
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.
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.
Western Garden Nursery has plants: big ones, small ones, flashy ones, drab ones. A larger nursery, it carries a wide variety of plants and gardening accessories: fertilizers, fountains, equipment, and pots. Western also has a range of moss baskets, hanging baskets, and custom-made baskets for the gardener who's short on space. And it has aquatic garden supplies, too. It provides landscape consultation, design, installation, and maintenance.