Spring often conjures up images of lush green gardens and colorful blooming flowers. It’s a time to be spent outdoors with family enjoying nature’s reawakening. If the start of spring has you pining to flex your green thumb, consider visiting one of these Orange County plant nurseries to help you kick off the growing season.
2301 San Joaquin Hills Road
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
This family-owned business has been selling the highest quality plants and garden accessories for more than 35 years. Roger’s Gardens offers a wide selection of rare and seasonal plants, fruit trees, vegetables, native plants and succulents. Gardening enthusiasts can learn from expert horticulturists and designers on staff while shopping, or they can sign up for one of the many gardening workshops and seminars offered by Roger’s Gardens throughout the year.
6900 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92618
This large family-owned and operated nursery in Irvine is known for the friendly service and great selection of plants and trees. Whatever your gardening needs, the staff is always available to give you expert, honest advice. While the nursery may appear to be set up for the professional landscaper, local gardeners prefer this establishment to the major retailers.
The Plant Stand
2972-A Century Place
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Palm trees, orchids and bromeliads are just a few of the plants that can be found at The Plant Stand in Costa Mesa. It’s a one-stop shop for all of your gardening projects. Not only does this garden store carry plant species from all over the world, it also sells decorative pots, sculptures, and fountains. For those gardeners who want to hone their planting and pruning skills, The Plant Stand offers Saturday workshops on a wide range of plant and gardening topics.
32413 San Juan Creek Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Founded in 1995, the Plant Depot prides itself on providing quality plants and excellent customer service. From flowers to vegetables, citrus to bamboo, the gardens found in this shop are awash in color year-round. Customers can peruse rows and rows of fresh plants or take a stroll around the ornately-decorated koi pond. Once you find the right plants for your garden, browse through the large assortment of imported pottery from Italy, Indonesia, China, or Brazil. Candles, bird feeders and flags are also available to add that special touch to your dream garden.
Tree Of Life Nursery
33201 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
If your ideal spring garden consists of California native plants, then Tree of Life Nursery is the place for you. With 40 acres of land to grow more than 500 species and varieties of native plants, this nursery is the largest native plant supplier in California. The high-quality plants are sold at the wholesale level for landscaping and ecological restoration, and are also available to the general public through the Casa “La Paz” Plant and Book Store.
Truc Dever is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.