National Gardening Week was launched seven years ago and aims to engage people in gardening and to become the biggest celebration of gardening. The National Gardening Week is all about sharing your passion for plants. Whether you are a pro or a professional gardener, it’s time to learn something new and share your passion with the other plant lovers. This 2018 at the National Gardening Week here’s what you can do in San Fernando Valley, and the rest of the Los Angeles area:

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Do something fun

There are plenty of things you can do yourself or with your family to get into the spirit of National Gardening Week. Here you can find some of the most rewarding ones that guarantee results and fun for the entire family.

The Best Nurseries in Los Angeles

Additionally, if you’re just starting out or you want to enrich your greenery collection, here I’ve comprised a list of some of the most popular plant nurseries in San Fernando Valley and wider LA. Each one has something different and is worth the visit.

Green Arrow Nursery

It’s out of the way off the 405 in Northridge but the selection and pricing can’t be beaten. Check the 4″ pots section near the entrance for the best deals: think hard to find begonias, scented geraniums, one off plants, herbs, etc. The place is huge and has a huge section of fruit trees and a greenhouse full of indoor plants.

California Cactus Center

Just east of Pasadena this place is a mecca for cactus and succulents with a great selection of pots and decorative rocks. If you’re looking for something unusual, this is the place.

Big Red Sun

This plant nursery in Venice is inspiring as soon as you lay your eyes on it. Inside they have a nice selection of succulents and small plants, a boutique with readymade plantings, mid-century inspired outdoor furniture and locally made gifts, etc. They also hold events in the space, so sign up for their mailing list to be included.

Rolling Greens

The Rolling Greens has two locations, one on Beverly and one in Culver City. They have great terrarium building events and amazing gifts. Their displays are inspiring and though they don’t carry a whole nursery’s worth of plants, they make up for it in gardening books, thoughtfully chosen plants and arrangements.

Worldwide Exotics

This is a hidden gem that is totally worth the visit when searching for a large variety of all sorts of plants. Great selection and a favorite among landscape designers and architects.

Marina Garden Center

Situated in Marina Del Rey, this is a huge nursery with trees, roses, small succulents, indoor plants, you name it, the selection is incredible. If you’re on the Westside, it’s a great spot to stop in and find exactly what you’re looking for. The prices can be a little on the pricier side but worth it for the convenience of not having to trek past Sepulveda.

Hashimoto Nursery

The Hashimoto nursery in little Santa Monica has carefully cared-for plants and displays that you’ll be charmed by. The Japanese nursery has a great selection of plants and tremendous knowledge of how to care for them. Plus it’s close to great food and shopping.

Theodore Paine

Located in Tujunga, this nursery is dedicated to California’s native plants. Run as a non-profit, they offer classes in drought-tolerant gardening along with propagating native plants and selling them in their nursery. It’s gardening on a whole other level and always inspiring to meet people who are so passionate about gardening and sharing their experience.

What’s your experience with gardening? Feel free to share any other nursery places or gardening tips with our readers. Additionally, if you’re looking for more gardening tips check this out:

Gardening Tips In LA

Gardening Tips In LA

And happy National Gardening Week.


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