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Bee-Friendly Plant Nurseries

choose a bee friendly nursery- photo by Peter Alexander

Scientists suspect that pesticides contribute to pollinator decline, along with other factors. The nurseries listed have pledged to grow plants without neonicotinoid insecticides ("neonics"), which may harm pollinators.

Find a bee-friendly plant nursery near you: San Francisco Peninsula - East Bay - Marin & Sonoma


San Francisco Peninsula 

Open weekdays or weekends:

Bay Natives Nursery
WEEKENDS: open 9:30am-5:30pm; WEEKDAYS: 7:30am-5:30pm
10 Cargo Way, San Francisco 94124; (415) 287-6755,  info@baynatives.org

Sutro Stewards Native Plant Nursery
WEDNESDAYS: open 9:30am-12:30pm
UCSF Parnassus Campus, 476 Johnstone Drive, San Francisco 94143; (415) 665-1077; liza@sutrostewards.org

Yerba Buena Nursery
Half Moon Bay

Open by appointment:

Candlestick Point Eco-Stewards
Open by appointment
1150 Carroll Avenue, San Francisco 94124; (415) 282-6840, patrick.rump@lejyouth.org

Mission Blue Nursery
Open by appointment
Near 3401 Bayshore Boulevard, Brisbane CA 94005, Directions; (415) 467-6631, ildiko@mountainwatch.org


East Bay

Call for hours:

East Bay Wilds Plant Nursery
2777 Foothill Boulevard, Oakland 94601; (510) 409-5858;  pete@eastbaywilds.com

Native Here Nursery
101 Golf Course Drive, Berkeley 94708; (510) 549-0211,  Email: nativehere@ebcnps.org

Oaktown Native Plant Nursery
702 Channing Way, Berkeley 94710; (510) 387-9744;  Email: oaktown@oaktownnativenursery.info

The Watershed Nursery
601A Canal Blvd, Richmond 94804; (510) 234-2222


Marin and Sonoma County

Open weekdays and/or weekends:

Larner Seeds
SATURDAY: 12pm - 4pm; TUES, THURS: 10am - 2pm
235 Grove Road, Bolinas 94924; (415) 868-9407

Call for hours:

Nature's Acres Nursery
call for appointments or delivery
Penngrove; (415) 713-1572 or (415) 317-3978


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