Garden centers are perfect sources for anyone looking to brighten up their home, backyard or office with some green life. While not everyone is born with a green thumb, the experts at these boutique style nurseries are available to walk and talk customers through species, caring how-tos, design tips and more. Many of the best garden centers with the best customer service in L.A. are family-owned and have been in business for multiple generations. For those in pursuit of garden centers, check these as the best ones in L.A. to consult.
C & S Nursery
3615 Hauser Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
C&S Nursery is a family-owned gardening and landscape business serving both at home gardeners and landscape professionals for almost 20 years. What makes C&S Nursery so easy to visit is how superb its customer service is. Each C&S team member is knowledgeable about Southern California ecology, weather patterns including El Nino and garden design. The nursery exceeds expectations offering an extensive selection of plant, tree and flower varieties. C&S encourages clients to visit its Water Wise section offering California home owners and garden design professionals the opportunity to conserve water.
Green Thumb Nursery
21812 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Family-owned Green Thumb Nursery is a quality garden center with a broad range of plant life, gardening supplies and décor. The Green Thumb Nursery team is comprised of California Certified Nursery professionals who are able to provide their expertise on what’s best to grow in Southern California. Green Thumb’s inventory includes the highest quality grade indoor and outdoor plants (which are all grown onsite) including bareroot fruit trees and bushes like pomegranate, olallie blackberry and bareroot roses, which are all perfect for planting now. Gardeners will find irrigation supplies, patio furniture, water features and garden décor, too.
Rolling Greens Home & Garden
9528 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Known for inspiring local gardeners, Rolling Greens Home & Garden offers design services as well as everyday favorites and unusual plant life and garden materials. Walking through Rolling Greens’ gardens is an experience on its own. Both the casual gardener and the professional landscape artist can find inspiration from the center’s outdoor plants, succulents, cacti, drought tolerant varieties, shrubs, vines and trellis, trees and topiaries, herbs and vegetable gardens. Design pros are on hand to help customers create planted container gardens, front and backyards and larger commercial projects. Take advantage of the Rolling Greens’ design workshops offered throughout the year (price available on website). Also, note that this business is closed on Sundays.
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Marina del Rey Garden Center
13198 Mindanao Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
A California certified pro garden center, the Marina del Rey Garden Center has been in business for almost 40 years. Known as one of the largest nurseries in the So Cal area, Marina del Rey Garden Center is a quality resource for plants, containers and fountains. Clients prefer Marina del Rey Garden Center for the staff’s plant knowledge. In fact, the nursery assists customers in diagnosing ailing plants. In light of California’s water drought and conserving water, Marina del Rey Garden Center has recommendations for at-home gardeners such as spiraling and low maintenance Junipers and luscious Hardenbergia vines, which require little water once rooted.
1935 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hashimoto Nursery has one of the best selections of indoor and outdoor plants. Located in the Sawtelle district of the Westside’s Little Osaka, Hashimoto Nursery was established by the Hashimoto brothers in 1928. Still family-owned and operated, Hashimoto has the utmost respect for its customers, offering the best quality in products (annuals, perennials, ground covers, succulents, vegetables and herbs, fruit trees, houseplants and sod), décor (ceramic pottery, cement containers, wood planters) and services (design, recommendations and general advice).