Get Your Garden Growing With Help From These Sacramento Area Nurseries
March 8, 2023

The Best Garden Centers & Nurseries in the Sacramento Area

Spring is just around the corner — meaning now is the ideal time to get your garden planted. Whether you’ve always dreamed of growing your own fruits and veggies or if you’d just like to give your yard a glow up with colorful flowers, there are plenty of spots in the greater Sacramento to help you get started. They have everything you need, including soil, seeds, tools and planters. Some even offer how-to workshops!

Think you don’t have a green thumb? Many of these spots also have a section devoted entirely to easy-care plants, such as succulents, cactus and air plants. So whether you’re planning on re-landscaping your entire property or just want to add a bit of greenery to your indoor space, check out the following garden centers and nurseries in the greater Sacramento area.


El Dorado Nursery | Shingle Springs

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El Dorado Nursery in Shingle Springs has 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 offer free classes on topics such as container gardening and making your garden flourish.


Exotic Plants | Arden Arcade

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In business for nearly 50 years, Exotic Plants in Sacramento’s Arden-Arcade area is THE place to go for tropical plants. They have a wide variety of popular houseplant varieties such as figs, ferns and ficus, and they also have one of the largest selections of orchids in the Sacramento area! In fact, their specialty is custom orchid arrangements. They also host workshops and other special events.


Talini’s Nursery | East Sacramento

Talini's Nursery Sacramento, CA

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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.


Green Acres | Multiple Locations

Green Acres Nursery & Supply Sacramento, CA

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With locations in Auburn, Citrus Heights, Folsom, 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.


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. They also have an adjacent cafe, art gallery and artisan shop.


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.


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.


The Prickly Pear | Downtown

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Located in Downtown Sacramento, The Prickly Pear specializes in all things cacti and succulents. They offer all types of low-maintenance plants, as well as unique, artisan-made planters and pots. They also have a line of body care products made from prickly pear seed, and an event venue where they host catered pot-and-sip dinners.


The Secret Garden | Elk Grove

Secret Garden Elk Grove, CA

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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.


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Elizabeth Penney

Elizabeth Penney is a content writer for Lyon Real Estate and the Lyon Local blog. A Sacramento native with a marketing background, she shares her insider knowledge on restaurants, attractions and outdoor activities throughout the greater Sacramento area and beyond.