California-Native Plants at The Watershed Nursery in Richmond (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Richmond

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In a Nutshell

Environmentally and ecologically conscious nursery with a staff of specialists who pair gardens with handsome, site-appropriate vegetation

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 28th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. In-store only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for $30 worth of California-native plants
  • $25 for $50 worth of California-native plants

The environmentally responsible nursery stocks 1-gallon containers of wild or mountain lilac for $8, 1-gallon lady ferns for $10, a 5-gallon desert olive plant for $25, or a 4-gallon big-leaf maple tree for $21.50.

The Watershed Nursery

While other graduate students buried their noses in musty library books, Laura Hanson and Diana Benner muddied their knees in the wetlands and eelgrass habitats around San Francisco. Their research led to their respective degrees—MS in ecology and systematics, MS in environmental science—as well as a deep understanding of the inner workings of California’s ecological systems. The pair opened The Watershed Nursery with the aim of helping those ecosystems flourish.

Together with a team of botanical specialists, Laura and Diana oversee habitat restoration and enhancement projects. They specialize in growing native and site-specific California plants, as well as drought-tolerant species that thrive on the sustenance found in sunlight and loving glances. In addition to ready-to-plant items, the nursery can grow site-specific plants for a difficult area or create custom seed selections, among other services.

To further The Watershed Nursery’s mission of “habitat enhancement,” team members participate in environmentally responsible projects within the community, such as the restoration of Breuner Marsh and mitigation projects in Sycamore Grove and Portola Park. Staff members also aid the Earth in everyday practices, as they collect used plant containers from customers for additional uses and second careers as eco-friendly badminton birdies.


Reviews

Native plant sanctuary... great owner, great, great, great selection... easy to understand and learn.

Kaethe S, Yelp, 7/29/10

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92% of 101 customers

  • “Super knowledgeable and friendly guy who gave great advice”

  • “Friendly and helpful in selecting appropriate plants for our garden to be!”

  • “very knowledgeable people, wide selection, great prices”

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    Richmond

    601-A Canal Blvd.

    Richmond, California 94804

    510-234-2222

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