The warm weather is in full effect and it looks like we will be spending lots of our summer in our backyards. Now is the perfect time to explore your local nursery and garden center, many of which are offering curbside pickup and even delivery. Whether you want to plant some window boxes with flowers, start some seeds or grow a victory garden, these stores have you covered!

Sloat Garden Center—Various Bay Area Locations

This long-time Bay Area garden center with over a dozen locations is open for business in most of its locations. They offer online ordering with contactless pickup or delivery at some of their locations for those who are immune compromised. Check here for the current opening status and hours. 

Locations in San Francisco, Contra Costa and Marin Counties
Online: sloatgardens.com

Planterday—San Francisco

Matt Day, the founder of Planterday, opened his dream plant shop that curates and teaches just as Coronavirus hit. Support this small business by ordering his unique plants for delivery in the Bay Area. We especially love these Kokedamas (a Japanese term for "moss ball") and the test tube cuttings that both come with an awesome display. Order via the link on the Planterday IG page. 

Online: instagram.com

Succulence Life and Garden—San Francisco

Succulence is a boutique garden and gift shop specializing in succulents. During the COVID-19 crisis, Succulence storefronts are closed to foot traffic but they are offering virtual shopping experiences using FaceTime, Zoom or Skype (your choice!). They are also offering curbside pickup, Bay Area courier service or USPS shipping.

Online: thesucculence.com

West End Nursery—San Rafael

Nestled in the heart of historic San Rafael, West End Nursery has proudly been a Marin County landmark for over 100 years. They are open shortened hours (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) for shopping with new veggies arriving daily. Bonus: they are a Big Green Egg authorized dealer if you need to up your BBQ game. 

1938 5th Ave., San Rafael, CA
Online: westendnursery.com

photo: iStock

SummerWinds Nursery—Palo Alto, Campbell & Cupertino

The three locations of SummerWinds are open to the public and selling vegetable, annuals, fruit trees and more to eager gardeners on the Peninsula and South Bay. They will continue to offer home delivery and you can shop their online catalog to see what's available. 

Online: summerwindsnursery.com

Yamagami's Garden Center—Cupertino

Hydrangeas, Hibiscus, Michelia Champacas and so much more! You can find these and helpful staff at this Cupertino garden center that has been a part of the neighborhood for generations. They offer delivery all over the Bay Area. Swing by to see what's in stock for this year's victory garden.

1361 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA
Online: yamagamis.com

—Kate Loweth

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