Take advantage of this opportunity to shop for unique or hard-to-find native plants that are not normally available in most nurseries.
This shopping extravaganza will offer native plant fans a good selection of native plants and provide a more relaxed and less crowded shopping experience than one normally finds at native plant sales. Knowledgeable staff will be on hand to help shoppers select the right plants for their gardens. You do not have to register in order to shop at these nurseries. Directions to nurseries can be found below, or use Google maps. (Note that Google and Yahoo directions are not correct for Annie’s Annuals and Perennials; use the directions below.)
Nurseries selling on Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 10:00–5:00
- Berkeley – U.C. Botanical Garden at Berkeley at 200 Centennial Drive. You can view the list of native plants the Botanical Garden will have for sale here: http://ucbgcn.blogspot.com
- Concord – Markham Nature Park and Arboreteum, 1202 La Vista Ave., Concord. Come early for the best selection of native forbs, ornamental grasses, shrubs, perennials, and annuals.
- Oakland - East Bay Wilds, 2777 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, CA 94601 (the entrance is on 28th Ave.) See East Bay Wilds’ plant list here. View Flicker photos of the East Bay Wild’s nursery here.
- Oakland – Friends of Sausal Creek Native Plant Nursery (the nearest address 3594 Sanborn Drive), (510) 325-9006. The Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC) nursery grows natives from locally collected seeds and cuttings, primarily for use in habitat restoration projects around the Sausal Creek Watershed in Oakland. The nursery is volunteer-based, and has plants available for purchase only once a year. Available for purchase will be more than 80 species native to California; come early for best selection. The nursery is located in Joaquin Miller Park on Sanborn Drive. From Highway 13, go east on Joaquin Miller Road. Turn left on Sanborn and park near the community center. Follow signs to the nursery, about 1/4 mile. Visit www.sausalcreek.org for more information.
- Richmond – Annie’s Annuals and Perennials, 740 Market Ave. Richmond, (510) 215-1671 Please use these directions; internet mapping sites will give you wrong directions. Coming from the south, take I-80 east toward Sacramento. Exit at San Pablo Dam Rd. (two exits past San Pablo Ave.) and make a left at the light. Turn right at the 3rd light onto San Pablo Ave. Turn left at Church Lane, which turns into Market Ave. Go approximately 1.5 miles (through 2 lights – 23rd St. and Rumrill) and over 2 railroad tracks. “Annie’s” is on the left a few feet past the second set of tracks, where you will see the “Annie’s” sign and large green fence. You will not see an address.
- Richmond -The Watershed Nursery, 601 A Canal Blvd. Richmond, (510) 234-2222 Offering hundreds of species of California native plants; located in Point Richmond.