Native Plant Nursery
Our Native Plant Nursery, stationed at Foothills Park since 2003, plays a fundamental role in our efforts to create healthy natural habitat across the Silicon Valley.
Our nursery grows a diversity of locally native species from seeds and cuttings gathered within Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz Counties, then distributes plants for reintroduction within their watershed of origin. We supply plants for our own habitat restoration projects, as well as those of major land managers in our region.
Grassroots Ecology employs best management practices to ensure clean nursery stock. We also grow rare and threatened native species and participate in native plant research.
Native Plant Sales
The Native Plant Nursery is primarily a wholesale nursery and is not open for retail shopping. If you are looking for specific plants, please email your inquiry to the nursery, and we will get back to you within 5-10 business days with availability information. There is a $100 minimum for most plant orders.
The nursery will do contract grows for large restoration and landscaping projects. Contract grow orders typically require a minimum order of $500 and 6 months lead-time. A deposit is required at the time of order.
Once a year, we sell locally native plants to the public at the California Native Plant Society’s Native Plant Sale at Hidden Villa.
Grassroots Ecology’s Native Plants App is a guide to Bay Area natives that we recommend for landscaping projects. In addition to photos and details about each plant, the app recommends plants for a variety of common environments and uses. To download the app, please visit the Apple iTunes Store.