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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 - San Mateo CountyEast Bay - Marin & Sonoma


San Francisco

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,  [email protected]

Sutro Stewards Native Plant Nursery
WEDNESDAYS: open 9:30am-12:30pm
UCSF Parnassus Campus, 476 Johnstone Drive, San Francisco 94143; (415) 665-1077; [email protected]

Open by appointment:

Candlestick Point Eco-Stewards
Open by appointment and first Saturdays
1150 Carroll Avenue, San Francisco 94124; (415) 282-6840, [email protected]

Mission Blue Nursery
Open by appointment
Near 3401 Bayshore Boulevard, Brisbane CA 94005, Directions; (415) 467-6631, [email protected]

San Mateo County

Yerba Buena Nursery
SATURDAYS: open 9am-5pm; TUES-FRI: open 9am-4:30pm
12511 San Mateo Road (HWY 92) Half Moon Bay 94019; (650) 851-1668


East Bay

Open weekdays or weekends:

Native Here Nursery
101 Golf Course Drive, Berkeley 94708; (510) 549-0211,  Email: [email protected]

Oaktown Native Plant Nursery
THURSDAY - SATURDAY: 10am-5pm
702 Channing Way, Berkeley 94710; (510) 387-9744;  Email: [email protected]

The Watershed Nursery
TUESDAY-SUNDAY: open 10am-4pm
601A Canal Blvd, Richmond 94804; (510) 234-2222

Call for hours:

East Bay Wilds Plant Nursery
2777 Foothill Boulevard, Oakland 94601; (510) 409-5858;  [email protected]

Friends of Sausal Creek
Annual Native Plant Sale in October
Friends of Sausal Creek, PO Box 2737, Oakland  94602; (510) 325-9006; [email protected]


Marin and Sonoma County

Open weekdays and/or weekends:

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

California Flora Nursery
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 10pm - 4pm; MON-FRI: 9am - 5pm (April-October)
2990 Somers Street, Fulton 95439; (707) 528-8813

Call for hours:

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


San Francisco is located in a global biodiversity hotspot.


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