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Getting a ride home from our Open House with my designated driver and Lobo!

Find us at these spring events

Spring got off to a spectacular start this year at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show in March.  The show gardens were full of creative ideas, the seminars were more numerous and varied than ever, amazing floral displays were back at the Show and, of course, there was a wonderful selection of plants available from the nurseries in the Market Place.

Since the Show, we've had some fairly good rainfall, but it's going to be an interesting year for all gardeners!  If you're thinking of losing your lawn, check out the rebates being offered by many of the local water districts.  The amount of "free" money available can be quite significant!

Remember that Gold Rush specializes in drought tolerant and habitat plants for the Greater San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas.  Many of our plants survive in coastal climates without any irrigation and with only occasional moderate watering in hotter, inland areas. 


April 18th, 19th and 20th, 9am to 4pm: Easter weekend at Gold Rush Nursery

Come eat your Easter eggs with us over the Easter weekend.  If you're lucky, you might see the Easter Bunny hiding in the long grass behind the nursery!  Hopefully he or she won't be eating our plants!

The nursery will be open from 9am to 4pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Come pay us a visit. 


April 26th and 27th: Going Native Garden Tour - Silicon Valley and the Peninsula

This pioneering self-guided garden tour is now in its 12th year!  It showcases gardens that are landscaped predominantly with California natives.  The tour offers a variety of gardens for viewing from small townhomes to 1 acre landscapes.  Some of the gardens will have talks and/or have guest nurseries (including Gold Rush) holding plant sales.  The tour is free, but you do need to register at the website in order to get a list of all the gardens that'll be open.

Gold Rush will be at the Foxborough Garden in Mountain View on Saturday and the Morrow-Rumbaugh garden in Saratoga on Sunday.  We're happy to take advance orders for you to pick up at one of these gardens.  Please remember that you must register at the Going Native Garden Tour website though,


Nursery hours: Spring 2014

The nursery's open on Fridays from 9am to 4pm.  On other days, we're often out doing deliveries, design work or consultations.  We don't want you to make a wasted journey, so please give us a call (831 359 9291)  to make sure someone will be at the nursery to welcome you and answer your questions.