Laurels
Best Garden and
Nursery Stores in
San Jose
2017

Why These Garden and Nursery Stores?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored garden and nursery stores on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best garden and nursery stores in San Jose, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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(408) 239-0589

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Central Wholesale Nursery

Central Wholesale Nursery has been a San Jose nursery and garden center since 1974. Clients benefit from a wide selection of flowers, shrubs, trees, perennials, and annuals as well as expert advice for a thriving garden, supplies, and garden accessories such as pots, statues, and seeds. The family-owned business runs a self-service wholesale operation as well as retail ornamental nursery and welcomes all to stop by and peruse available inventory during business hours. Individuals can look through a list of the nursery's selection on its site, and the inventory includes vegetables and herbs, organic soils, Japanese maples, fountains, vines and roses, succulents, sod, topiaries, and hanging baskets. Delivery to some areas is available, and plant items are locally grown.

San Jose, CA(408) 280-1131

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Grass Farm

Grass Farm is a Morgan Hill nursery and garden store backed by almost 50 years of experience in the field. The group is known for it top-quality sod for both homeowners and landscape contractors, and additional products include seed and fertilizer, fountains, furniture, and statues, plants including hand-selected succulents, perennials, natives, and trees, and pottery items such as indoor bonsai pots, poly troughs, and colorful glazed pots. Customers can also look through various garden accents and gifts at the store, check out Grass Farm's useful online Education Center with topics such as Turf Tips and Drought/Water Audit, watch videos on DIY projects on the center's site as well, or attend gardening classes and events held at the nursery.

Morgan Hill, CA(408) 463-0500

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Green Design

Green Design is a San Jose nursery and garden store backed by 10 years of experience. Clients can peruse and shop the nursery for plant varieties including bamboo, contorted fig trees, large Japanese maples, cacti and other succulents, 20-year-old bonsai plants, palm trees, exotic tropical plants, blooming pincushion plants, and pottery. The nursery staff are also on-hand for any questions about the plants as well as proper care required for each of them. Green Design features a showroom of plantscapes that customers can visit as well with items such as carved statues, traditional puppets, exotic vine structures, and gilded art imported from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Tibet. Work by Green Design has been featured in Sunset Magazine and the San Jose Mercury News

San Jose, CA(408) 289-1900

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Greenfield Nursery

Greenfield Nursery has been selling plants and supplies in San Martin for over 10 years. The family-owned nursery grows hundreds of varieties of plants and trees including perennials, shrubs, fruit trees, vines, palm trees, drought-resistant plants, roses, native plants, Japanese maples, ferns, groundcovers, and tropical plants on 10 acres and offers trees from one gallon up to 36'' boxes. Planting services are available as well, and lists of all products from each category along with size and pricing can be found on the center's website. Retail nursery clients can also find sale specials online as well as various terms and conditions for delivery, availability, payment, and guarantee. Greenfield Nursery is open every day of the week from 7 AM until 5 PM and welcomes homeowners and individual customers as well.

San Martin, CA(408) 686-1212

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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(408) 252-1500

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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(408) 600-1987

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South Bay Hydroponics and Organics

South Bay Hydroponics and Organics is a nursery and garden center serving the community of San Jose. The group specializes in hydroponic gardening, and customers can view a complete list of brands carried on the store's website as well as shop right online or even submit a question to one of the company's experts. South Bay Hydroponics offers to beat any product price found elsewhere even if on the web, features a Customer Loyalty Program, accepts returns from competitors, employs highly trained staff to help customers with their gardening needs, and boasts the largest inventory of hydroponic gardening supplies in the San Jose Sunnyvale Bay Area. South Bay Hydroponics and Organics is open seven days a week and is a Proud Partner of Gardening Unlimited as well.

San Jose, CA(408) 292-4040

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Western Garden Nursery

Western Garden Nursery has been a Pleasanton nursery and garden store since 1961. The company strives to help homeowners with their gardening and landscaping projects with shrubs, trees, and bedding plants from premium growers, organic fertilizers, a selection of drought-tolerant plants, eco-friendly pest controls, fountains, and other garden accessories. Interested parties can look through some of the center's suppliers on its site, and additional services include landscaping consultations, tree, shrub, and color planting, insect and disease diagnosis, and fruit tree and rose pruning as well. Customers can also take advantage of various fine statuary, fountains, busts, benches, tables, columns, pedestals, and bird baths as well as handcrafted accents from Al's Garden Art. The nursery won the Readers' Choice award from Pleasanton Weekly in 2016, is open every day of the week, and offers gardening classes as well.

Pleasanton, CA(925) 462-1760

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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(408) 252-3347

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