Plant Nurseries | permaculture-design (2022)


Bamboo Sourcery

666 Wagnon Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472 (707) 823-5866 (707) 829-8106 (fax) We are bamboo specialists, offering over 300 varieties of bamboo plants at our 8 acre nursery and farm in northern California. Our plants range from giant timbers to dwarf ornamentals, runners and clumpers, tropical to temperate, the well-known to the rare and unusual. Plants may be obtained by visiting our nursery and gardens, located an hour’s drive north of San Francisco (by appointment), or by ordering through our informative website. We ship throughout the U.S. and invite you to peruse our website for a wealth of information about bamboo, including many photos.

Bay Laurel Nursery and Catalog

California nursery offering bareroot deciduous fruit, nut and edible vines by mailorder. Retail outlet for Dave Wilson trees. 2500 El Camino Real, Atascadero CA 93422 Tel 805 466 3406 – Fax 805 466 6455

Burchell Nursery

California-based wholesale nursery selling almond, apple, nectarine, peach, plum, nectarine and walnut trees to orchardists. 12,000 Highway 120 Oakdale, CA 95361 209.845.8733 phone 209.847.1972 fax 800.828.8733 toll free
At Burchell Nursery, we’ve combined the best of two worlds. The experience and proven successes of yesterday, along with the innovations and sophistication of tomorrow, to create the world-class nursery you see today.

California Rare Fruit Growers, Fruit Gardener Magazine
The Fullerton Arboretum California State Univ. Fullerton CA 92634
Founded in 1968, the California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) is the largest amateur fruit-growing organization in the world. Its membership includes nationally recognized botanical gardens and noted international horticultural researchers, as well as hobbyists, commercial growers and representatives from institutions of higher learning. The members of twenty-one chapters and individual members reside in 48 states and territories of the United States, but the membership encompasses over 35 countries worldwide. Although oriented toward the environmentally sound culture of any and all edible plants in the home landscape, CRFG is focused on species not native to nor grown commercially in any given area. Its mission is to share knowledge acquired from its activities with home growers in particular and with anyone else in the world having an interest in edible plant cultivation.

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California Tropical Fruit Tree Nursery

A Southern California nursery offering rare and common tropical fruit trees. Ten tree minimum for mail orders. Vista California, Tel: (760) 434-5085 E-mail:

We are located in Vista, California in North San Diego County.

Monday through Friday, you may visit the nursery by appointment from 9am-4pm. Our last appointment of the day is at 3:30pm, so we can give every visitor our utmost attention. Saturdays we have open nursery hours. Please stop by anytime between 9am and 4pm and we’ll gladly show you around our more than 4 acres of exotic and common tropical fruit trees. You’re sure to find something you love.

Dave Wilson Nursery

Wholesale nursery providing rare fruit species and rare cultivars of common fruit species to retail garden centers and orchardists. Offers a wide selection of fruit and nut trees and grapevines to the wholesale and commercial industry. The extensive web site gives links to retail and mail order sources for their trees. Established by Dave Wilson in 1938 on a small piece of rented ground near Modesto, California, our company has grown to become one of the largest growers of deciduous fruit, nut and shade trees in the United States.

Digging Dog Nursery

a mail order plant nursery on the Mendocino Coast of California, PO box 471, Albion, CA 95410 phone: (707) 937-1130
We are a small family-run business, growing high quality plants that you can count on to be healthy, vigorous and ready to plant. As landscape designers and nursery-folk, we offer a selection of tried and true garden performers, as well as many new varieties that excel for easy care, long blooming periods, year-round interest, and most of all, for versatility.

Far West Bulb Farm

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is a part–time project (really, a hobby that is out of control) owned and run by Nancy and Ames Gilbert. Native Bulbs have a great advantage, they don’t need constant summer watering!
14499 Lower Colfax Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-4775

Four Winds Growers

California based grower of dwarf citrus, including grapefruit, kaffir lime, lemon, lime, orange, tangerine. Through the years, our four generation, family-owned nursery continues the tradition. We now grow over 250,000 quality Dwarf Citrus Trees for containers and home gardens each year. The joy of citrus growing appears to be not only hereditary, but also contagious! Our Edible Ornamentals are available in California nurseries and garden centers. These include not only Citrus, but also Avocado, Blueberry, Cane Berry, Fig, Grape, Jujube, Multi-grafted Deciduous fruit trees, Olive, Persimmon, and Pomegranate.

Greenmantle Nursery

3010 Ettersburg Rd., Garberville, CA 95542, tel. 707-986-7504
Ram and Marissa Fishman’s small California nursery specializes in fruit trees and nuts for homesteaders. Their nursery stock, well-described in an informative catalog, includes antique apples that originated locally, plus pears, plums, peaches, and other fruits and nuts. Custom grafting available.

Harmony Farm Supply and Nursery

PO Box 460 / Graton, CA / 95444 / Tel: 707-823-9125 / Fax: 707-823-1734 / For over 30 years, we have been helping farmers and gardeners grow food, flowers, and lawns using cutting-edge earth-friendly practices. From biological pest control to drip-irrigation to solar powered living, Harmony Farm Supply has what you need to be the best land steward that you can be. Founded in 1980 by Kate Burroughs and David Henry, Harmony Farm Supply was a pioneer in the Organics Movement as a supplier of organic fertilizers, ecological pest controls, and integrated Pest Management monitoring tools. In 1982, irrigation system components were added to the offering. In 1990, Harmony Farm Supply moved to its present location where it added a Nursery

Ingoldsby Nursery and Floral Shop
California nursery selling olive trees, pomegranate trees, and assorted bushes and shrubs.
419 W. Hermosa, Lindsay, Ca 93247 559-562-5949

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Occidental Arts and Ecology Nursery
The OAEC Nursery boasts the SF Bay Area’s widest selection of perennial food crops and multi-purpose plants ideal forpermaculture designapplications, as well as rare and unusual medicinal and culinary herbs, habitat plants for pollinators, and ornamentals for drought tolerant landscapes. Everything we sell in the nursery is 100% Certified Organic, and most plants have been started from our own seed collection or propagated from plants in our on-site"Mother Garden." Our hand-tended plants are selected to thrive regionally here in the Bay Area and all have been trialed and savored for years in OAEC's gardens and kitchen. Visitors can see mature plants in place through tours of our gardens every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 1pm.

Seasonal Hours of Operation:

OPEN April - October Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-5pm

15290 Coleman Valley Rd (upper entrance), Occidental CA 95465


Paradise Nursery

Growers of rare fruit trees. Specializing in persian fruit trees and plants. For over 20 years now, Dr. Majid Jahanbin and his dedicated family at Paradise Nursery have been growing the highest quality fruit trees, citrus, and Mediterranean landscape plants. Paradise Nursery is proud to provide rare Persian plants like Pomegranates (Anar), Mulberries (Toot), Sour Cherries (Albaloo), and Iranian White Jasmine to name a few. Since the beginning their horticultural and landscape experience has been sought after to consult, design, develop, and manage beautiful and highly productive gardens and home orchards in Southern California.
10943 De Soto Avenue, Chatsworth, Ca 91311, Phone: 818-701-5656

Pars Produce Co.

California seller of a variety of fruit trees, featuring unusual Persian cultivars.
P.O Box 193, Alamo, CA 94507
Phone: 1-888-855-7277 or 1-925-838-9399 • Email:

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Sacred Succulents

A mail order nursery specializing in rare & endangered cacti & other succulent plants & seeds of ethnobotanical interest. They even have plants & seeds of some of the herbs offered through Botanical Preservation Corps. Sacred Succulents was founded in 1997, borne from our love of plants and a calling to the sacred duty of their conservation through propagation, dissemination and education. While our initial focus was succulents and xerophytes, our travels and the necessity of species conservation has us propagating a diverse cornucopia of unusual and wonderful beneficial plants from remote and immediate regions of our fecund planet. They have a beautifully illustrated and highly informative catalog. Send $2 to: S.S., P.O. Box 781, Sebastopol, CA 95473 USA

Sandy Bar Ranch & Nursery

California seller of organic bareroot fruit and nut trees, including heirloom varieties.
We have a homestead ranch on the Klamath River where we grow much of our own food and trial the many varieties that we produce and offer in this catalog. I’ve worked in organic agriculture for over 20 years as a grower, instructor, consultant and organic farm inspector. I’ve always loved trees for their permanence and beauty and for the abundance they provide.

Sierra Gold Fruit and Nut Nursery

A California nursery selling walnuts, almonds, peaches, nectarines, apples, pears and other fruits to orchardists. Wholesale only; no single trees. Since 1951, our mission has been to provide orchardists throughout the western states with top quality fruit and nut trees and the best service in the industry. By combining the tried & true methods of the past with today’s technological advancements in precision agriculture, we’ve been perfecting our growing methods, our rootstock and budwood, and our finished tree quality for over 60 years.
5320 Garden Highway, Yuba City, Ca 95991-9499

The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants, Inc.

10459 Tuxford Street Sun Valley, California 91352-2126 phone (818) 768-1802 FAX (818) 768-5215 Wildflower Hotline (818) 768-3533
The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, Inc., established 1960, is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the understanding, preservation and use of California native flora. The Foundation preserves the legacy and carries on the work of Theodore Payne, a pioneering Los Angeles nurseryman, horticulturist and conservationist widely considered to be the father of the native plant movement in California.


Trees of Antiquity

We have been growing and shipping heirloom organic fruit trees across the country for over 30 years. Our nursery is very much a family effort; we plant, graft, prune, weed, water and harvest our trees with only a bit of outstanding seasonal assistance. Our Apple trees are grown by Trees of Antiquity and are USDA Organic, certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Many of the cherries, pear, plum, and quince are grown by Trees of Antiquity and are also supplied by outside conventional growers.
20 Wellsona Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone: (805) 467-9909 Fax: (805) 467-9909


What is the difference between a plant nursery and a garden Centre? ›

The main business of plant nurseries is to grow plants for domestic gardens while the primary business of garden centers is to sell plants and related products. Garden centers are not only dedicated to selling plants but also to inspiring their customers with creative planting ideas.

What are the two types Plant Nursery? ›

They include retail nurseries, which sell to the general public, wholesale nurseries, which sell only to businesses such as other nurseries and to commercial gardeners, and private nurseries, which supply the needs of institutions or private estates. Some will also work in plant breeding.

Why is a plant House called a nursery? ›

Nursery was a term used to describe either the part of a garden where young stock was raised until it could be transplanted to a permanent location or to a business or commercial establishment that sold live plant material.

Can you make money with a plant nursery? ›

Smaller, backyard nurseries might earn $7000 to even $40,000 annually. On a small nursery scale, one potted plant might sell for $1 while a specialty plant (such as a unique orchid) might sell for $100s. The range for large-scale nurseries is from $40,000 to $625,000 annually.

What are the disadvantages of nursery? ›

Disadvantages –
  • Lack of One-On-One Time : Some argue it's best to keep young children at home for most of the years before formal schooling begins (at least until the age of three). ...
  • Specific Hours/Days : ...
  • Learning too Early : ...
  • Limitations on Creativity and Free Exploration : ...
  • Learning too Early :
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