Native Plant Sources

As California native plants gain in popularity, they are becoming available in more nurseries throughout our region. There are at least a half dozen native plant nurseries that supply plants to home gardeners and landscaping professionals. Local retail nurseries are also supplying more California native plants and many will order them for you if they do not have what you want. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is an excellent source for a great variety of plants during its fall sale (first full weekend in October) and its Grow Native Nursery location:

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Grow Native Nursery Claremont
1500 North College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-3157
(909) 625-8767 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fall Sale (first full weekend in October) 
Grow Native Nursery, Claremont: Wednesday-Sunday, November through May;
Limited year around sales in the California Garden Shop

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Grow Native Nursery Westwood : CLOSED

A limited selection of plants are also available at the California Garden Shop all year around. The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) has a comprehensive list of statewide native plant sources. The following list provides information on native plant distributors including botanic gardens, societies and retail and wholesale nurseries.

This information is provided as a service and does not constitute an endorsement by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.


Botanic Gardens, Foundations and Societies


California Native Plant Society (Local Chapters)
Local chapters run plant sales


Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Ph: (805) 682-4726; Website:
Spring and fall sales, all year in the Garden Growers Nursery


Theodore Payne Foundation
10459 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352-2126
Ph: (818) 768-1802; Website:


Nonprofit retail California native plant nursery


U.C. Riverside Botanic Gardens University of California
Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
Ph: (909) 784-6962; Website:
Fall plant sale includes natives


Commercial Wholesale and Retail Native Plant Nurseries


Cal-Native Plants
25735 Garbani Rd., Menifee, CA 92584
Ph: (951) 301-8075
Open to the general public by appointment


Cornflower Farms, Inc.
P.O. Box 896, Elk Grove, CA 95759
Ph: (916) 689-1015; Website:


El Nativo Growers, Inc.
Open to the general public only through its website


Forest Farms
990 Tetherow Rd., Williams, OR 97544-9599
Ph: (541)846-7269; Website:


Las Pilitas Nursery
8331 Nelson Way, Escondido, CA 92026
Ph: (760) 749-5930; Website:


Matilija Nursery
8225 Waters Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021
Ph: (805) 523-8604; Website:


Mockingbird Nursery
1670 Jackson St., Riverside, CA 92504
Ph: (951) 780-3571; Website:


Monterey Bay Nursery, Inc.
748 San Miguel Canyon Rd, Royal Oaks, CA 95076
Ph: (831) 724-6361; Website:


Moosa Creek Nursery California Native Plant Nursery
28435 Wilkes Road, Valley Center, CA 92082
Ph: (760) 749-3216; Website:


Mountain States Wholesale Nursery
10020 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85307
Ph: (623) 247-8509 or (800) 840-8509; Website:


Native Sons, Inc.
379 W. El Campo Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Ph: (805) 481-5996; Website:


Rancho Soledad Nursery, Inc.
18539 Aliso Canyon Rd., Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067
Ph: (858)756-3717; Website: (For agaves and succulents)


RECON Native Plants, Inc.
1755 Saturn Blvd., San Diego, CA 92154
Ph: (619) 423-2284; Website:


San Marcos Growers
125 South San Marcos Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Ph: (805) 683-1561; Website:


Suncrest Nurseries, Inc.
Ph: (800) 949-5064/ (831) 728-2595 Website:
No retail sales, but site has good photos


Tarweed Nursery and Landscape
Chatsworth Lake, CA
Ph: (818) 888-2318; Website:


Tree of Life
33201 Ortega Hwy, P.O. Box 635, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Ph: (949) 728-0685; Website:


Yerba Buena Nursery
19500 Skyline Blvd., Woodside, CA
Ph: (650) 851-1668; Website:


Commercial Nurseries Carrying Some Native Plants


Armstrong Garden Centers
Check phone directory for local stores Website:


Bellefontaine Nursery
838 Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
Ph: (626) 796-0747; website


Garrison Foothill Nursery
679 E 16th St., Upland, CA 91784
Ph: (909) 949-9878


Green Thumb Nursery
1019 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069
Ph: (760) 744-3822


Persson’s Nursery
3115 E. Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-2037
Ph: (626) 792-6073


Roger's Gardens
2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Corona del Mar, California 92625
Ph: (949) 640-5800 or (800) 647-2356; website


Native Bulbs


Bay View Gardens
Joe prefers mail to e-mail. ($3.00 for a catalog.)
The Irises Of Joe Ghio
1201 Bay Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Ph: (831) 423-3656| email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Far West Bulb Farm
14499 Lower Colfax Road. Grass Valley, CA 95945
Ph: (530) 272-4775; Website:


Telos Rare Bulbs
Not open to the public, but site has good information and photos.
P.O. Box 4147, Arcata, CA 95518


Van Engelen Inc. (John Scheepers, Inc.)
23 Tulip Drive, PO 638, Bantam, Connecticut 06750
Ph: (860) 567-8734