Acterra's Native Plant Nursery promotes the restoration of damaged local landscapes by growing native plants from seeds gathered within local watersheds and distributing those plants for reintroduction within the watersheds. The nursery plays a critical role in our efforts to rebuild healthy and functional natural habitat.
NEW! Native Plants App!
Acterra's Native Plants App is a guide to Bay Area natives that Acterra recommends for landscaping projects. Many of them are available at Acterra's nursery. If you find plants on the app that you want, email your plant list from the app to the Acterra nursery to see if they have what you're looking for. In addition to photos and details about each plant, the app recommends plants for a variety of common environments and uses.
The Acterra Native Plant Nursery is a focal point for native plant education for people in surrounding communities. Dozens of community members serve as nursery volunteers and hundreds participate in transplanting and plant care workdays each year, gaining special insights on native plants during their hours with the nursery staff. And the nursery provides plants and consulting to schools in the area for educational landscaping and demonstration gardens, plus seeds for classroom science and growing projects.
The nursery propagates indigenous native plants to support the revegetation work performed by our own stewardship projects and those of other local public agencies. By propagating plants from local genetic stock, our native plant nursery plays a critical role in Acterra's open space revegetation activities. These watershed-specific plants are better adapted to specific local ecosystem conditions such as microclimate, soil types and soil moisture. Plants grown from local stock also help to maintain the diversity of genetic variation within species and thus are important to maintaining overall biodiversity. [VIEW LIST OF NURSERY PLANT SPECIES]
Acterra has created a new book that describes some of our more garden worth plants. Look for more information on our Resource Materials page.
While supporting the revegetation work performed by our own stewardship programs is the top priority for the nursery, we also provide plants and consulting services to support the habitat restoration and native plant landscaping work performed by local public agencies, restoration professionals, landscapers, and private citizens.
Acterra's Native Plant Nursery propagates indigenous native plants from different local habitats. Our plant palette represents entire plant communities from specific local habitats including grasses, shrubs, trees, and perennials. Our small size and experienced staff allow us to really focus on our work, resulting in healthy, high-quality plants. Our pricing, however, is competitive with larger wholesale nurseries. The nursery grows more than 20,000 plants annually, consisting of more than 100 different species from locally-collected propagules.
The Acterra Native Plant Nursery will be selling locally-native plants at the Spring Native Plant Sales at Hidden Villa, Saturday, May 4, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. For more information, please visit the Native Plant Sale Events Website. To view a list of plants that the Acterra Native Plant Nursery will be selling, please click on this link.
Acterra can provide individual consulting for a variety of restoration, landscaping and green gardening needs. For more information, please visit our Consulting Services webpage.
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 50% deposit is required at the time of order. Contract grow orders include a review of the planting plan by stewardship staff.
To place a contract grow order please email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The nursery is open by appointment for the sale of surplus inventory to landscapers and restoration professionals. To determine plant availability and set up an appointment, e-mail us at email@example.com or call 650-949-3158.