Plant Your Spring Garden With Help From These Sacramento Area Nurseries
Ever wanted to grow your own fruits and veggies? Now is the best time to get started. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and stay-at-home orders mean you’ve probably got a lot of time on your hands. Nurseries are considered essential services, so many throughout the greater Sacramento area are still open. Some allow you to browse the aisles (staying six feet apart, of course) while others offer curbside pickup for online orders. So whether you’re looking to plant a citrus tree or summer veggies like cucumbers or tomatoes, the following nurseries and garden centers can help.
El Dorado Nursery | Shingle Springs
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El Dorado Nursery in Shingle Springs is open and they have everything you need to make your garden grow. It’s a full-service garden center with trees, shrubs, perennials and a large selection of terra cotta and ceramic planters. They also have organic and heirloom vegetable starts grown locally at Belly Rub Farms in Loomis.
Eisley Nursery | Auburn
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Family-run Eisley Nursery has been serving residents of Auburn and nearby communities since 1932. Their expansive, open-air nursery is perfect for maintaining distance between other shoppers, or you can order plants over the phone and they’ll bring them out to your car (or deliver to your house, for a charge). They have all types of plants, from colorful flowers to fruit trees and bulbs and seeds. They are experts in all things gardening, so don’t hesitate to ask them for tips and advice — they even have their own radio show every Saturday morning.
Talini’s Nursery | East Sacramento
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This friendly neighborhood nursery in East Sacramento isn’t the biggest in town, but it has plenty of options for those looking to spruce up their outdoor spaces. They have a large selection of organic vegetable starts, flowering plants, pottery and beneficial insects like ladybugs for all-natural pest control. You can make an appointment to browse the store or order what you need over the phone and pick it up at the front gate.
Green Acres | Multiple Locations
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With locations in Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom and Elk Grove, Green Acres is open and ready to help you get planting! They are one of the largest players in town, offering every plant, tree and shrub imaginable, as well as landscaping supplies, lighting, mulch and soil, irrigation, and outdoor fountains. You can shop in-person or order online and they’ll bring it out to your car when you arrive.
High-Hand Nursery | Loomis
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Housed in a former fruit shed, High-Hand Nursery in Loomis is more than just a plant store — it’s an experience! Meandering paths wander through their selection of flowering plants, trees, shrubs and garden accessories like benches and artwork. Although the adjacent cafe and gift shop are closed, the nursery itself is open Thursday through Sunday.
The Plant Foundry | North Oak Park
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This urban nursery in North Oak Park specializes in certified-organic seeds, soil, pesticides, fertilizers and vegetable starts. The have everything from chicken coops to terrarium supplies. They also have a large selection of colorful, fragrant roses. They are open daily, with social distancing guidelines in place. They also have no-contact curbside pickup and delivery to the surrounding area.
Redwood Barn Nursery | Davis
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The independent, family-owned Redwood Barn Nursery in Davis has every imaginable addition to your garden. Fancy a fern? Craving a cactus? Vying for vines? They have all of the above, plus houseplants, vegetables, fruit trees and flowers. They also have their own radio program, the Davis Garden Show. You can shop in-person or schedule free delivery for your items.
The Secret Garden | Elk Grove
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The Secret Garden in Elk Grove specializes in succulents, cacti, and other low-water use plants. Their gardens demonstrate how beautiful and unique drought-tolerant landscaping can be, whether in-ground or container gardening. They also have a wide selection of houseplants, as well as adorable pots, planters and garden décor. The nursery is closed to in-person shopping, but you can order online and pick up your purchase daily from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.