Best Garden and Nursery Stores in San Jose

Why These Garden and Nursery Stores?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Jose Garden and Nursery Stores on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Capitol Wholesale Nursery, Inc.

Capitol Wholesale Nursery, Inc. has been a San Jose garden and nursery center since 1977. The wholesale group is open to the public and sells over 15,000 types of the native plants, drought-tolerant plants, groundcovers, shrubs, trees, vines, and sod lawns and lawn substitutes as well as organic composts, fertilizers, and other supplies for any sustainable gardening project. Customers also benefit from great customer service, knowledgeable and Spanish-speaking staff, and flexible,prompt delivery times, and the company is a member of the California Landscape Contractors Association as well. Capitol Wholesale Nursery is also a certified Green Business, prides itself on its eco-friendly setting, and provides useful information on sustainable landscaping on its site.

San Jose, CA 95148


Liquid Gardens, Inc.

Liquid Gardens, Inc. brings over 20 years of experience to nursery and garden clients in Cupertino. Customers can enjoy the 6,000 square foot showroom with an indoor pond, waterfall, and Japanese koi, and the staff are happy to help with ideas for indoor and outdoor landscapes featuring ponds, water plants, koi, pottery, and other garden decor. Individuals can also review seasonal tips for the proper care of ponds and koi, and residential as well as commercial services are available including design consultations, pond cleaning and maintenance, fountain installs, vacation coverage, pond repair, and emergency service. Liquid Gardens is affiliated with the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce as well as the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce and is open seven days a week with appointment availability during and after normal business hours as well.

Cupertino, CA 95014


Payless Hardware, Rockery, and Nursery

Payless Hardware, Rockery, and Nursery has been a San Jose nursery and garden store for over 40 years. Customers visit the center for fruit trees, Japanese maples, groundcovers, native plants, perennials, cacti and succulents, houseplants, vegetables, and roses as well as various garden pottery and statuary. Sod and bagged soil products are also available including organic soil brands from E.B. Stone and Green All Soil, and clients can always check the nursery's online blog for great tips on xeriscaping, handling different plant varieties, water usage, and other home improvement topics. Payless features a full-service ACE Hardware store as well, a BBQ section, specialty tools and supplies for masons, tile setters, concrete, and plastering contractors, and even a rockery with gravel, boulders, soil blends, composts, and natural flagstone.

San Jose, CA 95122


Yamagami’s Nursery

Yamagami’s Nursery has been serving the Cupertino community as a nursery and garden center for almost 70 years. Customers appreciate an ever-changing inventory of color plants and groundcovers, edible plants, herb and vegetables, houseplants, and landscaping plants, and the staff also create custom container designs with color varieties, mixed herbs, cacti and succulent gardens, and mixed edibles. Customers can also find convenient garden guides on Yamagami’s Nursery's website for everything from planting different plants and trees to guides on fruits, vegetables, lawns, and houseplants to guides on specialty plants, Japanese maples, water-wise plants for pollinators, and frost protection. Monthly Garden Planners are also available online, and the center provides delivery service to over 60 zip codes, lawn care reminders, and planting services as well.

Cupertino, CA 95014


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