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4010 Mt Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA, 94549

Located in the Bay Area, CA, we're a family-owned garden center offering unusual and hard-to-find plants & gifts. Established 1946.

Events

SOLD OUT! Tillandsia Driftwood Workshop
Sep
27
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT! Tillandsia Driftwood Workshop

Cost: $35, includes all materials.

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 to reserve a seat! 

Join us in this hands-on workshop and create a one of a kind Tillandsia design. Mounted on driftwood, display it as a centerpiece, on the mantle or shelf; Tillandia, AKA Air Plants are easy to care for and look great year-round. Come get creative and learn about the care and keeping of our favorite terrestrial plant! 

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to material costs and the popularity of the class, cancellations after September 20th cannot be refunded.

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Harvest Festival
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Harvest Festival

Join us for our annual Harvest Festival! Enjoy our maker's market, live music, farm animals, pumpkins, kids activities and more, every Saturday and Sunday from 11-3pm in October! 

Click here to find out more details including who’s coming!

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Painting Class with Dovetails & Sash
Oct
3
11:00 AM11:00

Painting Class with Dovetails & Sash

Reservations: Registration closes Septemberl 28th! To view more info including how to RSVP visit Dovetails & Sash event page here!

Join Becky, of Dovetails & Sash in the Atrium for a Halloween painting class!

All of the wood is cut, assembled and sanded prior to the party, but you will be able to choose the paint and stain colors you want to use at the class. Becky will also provide the stencils and all other supplies needed to make your sign. No creativity is required. You will be led through step by step to make your beautiful masterpiece.

 

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Herbal Fire Cider Demo + Workshop
Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

Herbal Fire Cider Demo + Workshop

Join East Bay Herbals and Clinical Western Herbalist Anna Marie Beauchemin for an educational workshop about the process of making the magical elixir, fire cider.

Fire cider is an age-old herbal remedy used during the fall and winter months to help aid in the body’s resistance to seasonal illness. In this workshop, we will discuss the uses and benefits of fire cider and the science behind its garden-fresh herbal ingredients. The class will include a step-by-step demonstration so that you leave with the skills needed to go home and make your own batch for the season.

The fee for this class is $15, and registration can be completed by emailing eastbayherbals@gmail.com; space is limited to 25 participants.

To read more about East Bay Herbals work see their website at eastbayherbals.com

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SOLD OUT! Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers® - Container Gardening for Fall
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers® - Container Gardening for Fall

This event is SOLD OUT! Sign up for our weekly newsletter here to learn about more upcoming events and workshops! 

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 or email lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve a seat! 

Master Shawna's quintessential Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers® technique for all your fall containers in this free demonstration! We'll be talking Shawna's favorite fall flowers and colors and how to care for them leading into our colder months. Speaking of colder, please note that if it's raining this day we'll be having our demonstration in the Atrium (formally the Florist)! 

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SOLD OUT! T-Rex Terrariums
Oct
25
4:00 PM16:00

SOLD OUT! T-Rex Terrariums

Cost: $40, includes all materials.

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 to reserve a seat! 

The perfect after-school activity for kids and adults alike! Design and create your very own terrarium featuring carnivorous plants and…dinosaurs! And unicorns! (We've invited all pre-historic and mystical beings!)

We'll teach you how to care for your terrariums including tips on watering and lighting to help keep it thriving! Come get creative and leave the mess to us! 

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to material costs and the popularity of the class, cancellations after October 18th cannot be refunded.

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SOLD OUT! Water-Wise 101
Oct
30
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT! Water-Wise 101

Cost: FREE! 

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 or email lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve a seat! 

Join us for this talk led by Shawna on how to get water-wise! Learn our tips on how to water your plants right - thoroughly and deeply for healthy growth all year round, including how much to water. Find out a few of Shawna's favorite low-water and drought-tolerant plants too! Bring your questions and let's get water-wise! 

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SOLD OUT! Container Planting with Bulbs
Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Container Planting with Bulbs

This event is SOLD OUT! Sign up for our weekly newsletter here to learn about more upcoming events and workshops! 
 

Cost: $45, includes 13" terracotta pot, annuals, bulbs, soil and everything needed for your container to thrive!

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 to reserve a seat! 

You get planting and we'll take care of the mess! Join Shawna in the Atrium (formerly the Florist) for this hands-on workshop and walk away with a beautiful container spilling with fall flowers and spring bulbs just waiting to bloom - a container you'll enjoy all winter long! 

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to material costs and the popularity of the class, cancellations after October 25th cannot be refunded.

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BOGO 4" Houseplant Sale!
Sep
22
to Sep 23

BOGO 4" Houseplant Sale!

Happy National Houseplant Week!

How are you celebrating? We recommend bumping up your houseplant game with a new plant pal from the Atrium! Actually, let's make it 2 new plant pals...

Our 4” houseplants are BUY 1 GET 1 FREE this Saturday and Sunday only!

The place is stocked and ready for you! Come see us this weekend for our BUY 1 GET 1 FREE deal and find the perfect new indoor plants for your space!

Sale excludes blooming plants, while supplies last. BOGO of equal or less value. 9/22-9/23 only.

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SOLD OUT! Deadheading & Cutting Back 101
Sep
20
9:30 AM09:30

SOLD OUT! Deadheading & Cutting Back 101

This event is SOLD OUT! Sign up for our weekly newsletter here to learn about more upcoming events and workshops! 
 

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 or email lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve a seat! 

Due to popular demand we have scheduled another Deadheading & Cutting Back 101 Demo!

Join us for this hands-on class, led by Shawna, and learn how to correctly deadhead and cut back plants to keep them thriving. We'll be strolling through the nursery so please remember your hat, shears, gloves and any gardening questions you might have. Shears and gloves will also be available for purchase in our shop.

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Worm Tea Workshop
Sep
17
1:00 PM13:00

Worm Tea Workshop

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: https://www.recyclesmart.org/workshops

Led by our friends at RecycleSmart, learn how to create your very own worm tea! Teeming with billions of microbes, in this workshop understand the ways worm tea benefits both your plant and soil! 

Worm tea provides the ability to increase microbiological activity which is the building block for your soil in a chemical free environment.
- Provides nutrients
- Helps prevent plant disease
- Inoculant for potting soil (helps seedlings grow strong) 
- Recovers polluted soil
- Foliar spray
 

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SOLD OUT! Orchid Repotting Demo
Sep
13
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT! Orchid Repotting Demo

Cost: FREE! 

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 or email lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve a seat! 

Join us for this demo on orchid repotting led by Allison and Anna and become a repotting master! They'll be covering the general rules when it comes to repotting, fertilizing and more! 

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SOLD OUT! Deadheading & Cutting Back 101
Sep
6
9:30 AM09:30

SOLD OUT! Deadheading & Cutting Back 101

This event is SOLD OUT! Sign up for our weekly newsletter here to learn about more upcoming events and workshops! 
 

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 or email lauren@orchardnursery.com to reserve a seat! 

Join us for this hands-on class, led by Shawna, and learn how to correctly deadhead and cut back plants to keep them thriving. We'll be strolling through the nursery so please remember your hat, shears, gloves and any gardening questions you might have. Shears and gloves will also be available for purchase in our shop.

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Flea Market Sale
Aug
2
to Aug 5

Flea Market Sale

Shop 50-90% off select gift, garden, pottery, outdoor living and more as we clean out our warehouses. Sale starts Thursday, August 2nd at 9:00am and will continue through the weekend!

Arrive early for best pickings! See you then!

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SOLD OUT! Terrarium Workshop
Jul
26
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT! Terrarium Workshop

Cost: $35, includes all materials

Reservations: Class fee and sign up are required to reserve your spot. Call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 today! 

Join Allison and Anna and learn how to create your own mini garden! We'll be creating exquisite 6" terrariums, the perfect size for any space in your home! Terrariums are the perfect way to incorporate natural beauty into your home. Bring your creativity and we’ll teach you how to keep your miniature world lush and green!

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to material costs and the popularity of the class, cancellations after July 19th cannot be refunded.

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Orchid Repotting Demo
Jul
5
11:00 AM11:00

Orchid Repotting Demo

Cost: FREE! 

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 to reserve a seat! 

Join us for this demo on orchid repotting led by Allison and Anna and become a repotting master! They'll be covering the general rules when it comes to repotting, fertilizing and more! 

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SOLD OUT! Houseplant Kokedama Workshop
Jun
28
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT! Houseplant Kokedama Workshop

Cost: $35, includes all materials

Reservations: Class fee and sign up are required to reserve your spot. Call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 today! 

Kokedama translating literally to "moss ball," is a centuries old Japanese gardening tradition with ties to Bonsai. Get vertical with your greenery and join us in our Houseplant Kokedama Workshop and create your own free-form hanging garden! And hey, don't limit yourself to verticality, Kokedama is fantastic displayed in a glass bowl or fixed to a piece of driftwood; the possibilities are endless! 

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to material costs and the popularity of the class, cancellations after June 21st cannot be refunded.

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SOLD OUT! Succulent Kokedama Workshop
Jun
21
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT! Succulent Kokedama Workshop

Cost: $35, includes all materials

Reservations: Class fee and sign up are required to reserve your spot. Call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 or email lauren@orchardnursery.com today! 

Kokedama translating literally to "moss ball," is a centuries old Japanese gardening tradition with ties to Bonsai. Get vertical with your greenery and join us in our Succulent Kokedama Workshop and create your own free-form hanging garden! And hey, don't limit yourself to verticality, Kokedama is fantastic displayed in a glass bowl or fixed to a piece of driftwood; the possibilities are endless! 

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately due to material costs and the popularity of the class, cancellations after June 14th cannot be refunded. 

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SOLD OUT Orchid Repotting Demo
Jun
7
11:00 AM11:00

SOLD OUT Orchid Repotting Demo

Cost: FREE! 

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Lauren at 925-284-4474 ext. 134 to reserve a seat! 

Join us for this demo on orchid repotting led by Allison and Anna and become a repotting master! They'll be covering the general rules when it comes to repotting, fertilizing and more! 

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SOLD OUT! Herb Container Class
May
3
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Herb Container Class

Cost: $45 (Includes 13" pot, 5 herbs, soil and fertilizer.) 

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Shawna at 925-284-4474 ext. 221 today!

Join us for this Herb Container Class led by Shawna!  In this hands-on seminar, design and create your very own herb container garden. A must-have for your garden-to-table culinary delights, learn her tips for a consistent harvest of your favorite herbs through the seasons.

Just in time for Mother's Day - your takeaway container makes the perfect gift for mom! Or even better, bring your mom and enjoy the nursery together! 

 

 

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SOLD OUT! Fairy Garden Workshop
Mar
29
4:00 PM16:00

SOLD OUT! Fairy Garden Workshop

Cost: $55

Reservations: Space is limited, please call Chris at 925-284-4474 ext 114 today! 

Join us for this After-School Fairy Garden Workshop led by Cristina and Jan! Bring your creativity and leave the mess behind as you create a whimsical world adorned with your favorite fairy garden accessories! Adults and kids of all ages welcome! 

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Citrus Tasting
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Citrus Tasting

Cost: Free!

Reservations: Not required.

Try before you buy! Join us at our annual Citrus Tasting and sample our wide variety of flavorful citrus fruit. Bring your whole family to help decide which ones are right for you and your garden!

Our expert suppliers, Generation Growers, will be on hand to answer all your questions. See you then! 

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SOLD OUT! Succulent Container Demo
Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Succulent Container Demo

Cost: FREE!

Reservations: Space is limited, please RSVP with Shawna for this FREE event at 925-284-4474 ext. 221 today! 

Led by Shawna, head of our Custom Container Department, learn how to create your very own outdoor succulent container! They're billed as a no-fuss drought-tolerant plant, but not all succulents are created equal. Learn what succulents will thrive in your particular garden and walk away with the tools to build your own stunning succulent container! 

 

 

 

 

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SOLD OUT! Orchid Repotting Demo
Mar
14
10:30 AM10:30

SOLD OUT! Orchid Repotting Demo

Cost: Free!

Reservations: Space is limited, RSVP with Chris at 925-284-4474 ext. 114 today! 

Join us for this demo on orchid repotting led by Allison and Anna and become a repotting master! They'll be covering the general rules when it comes to repotting, fertilizing and more! 

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Terrarium Scapes
Feb
22
11:00 AM11:00

Terrarium Scapes

Cost: $35, includes all materials

Reservations: Call Chris at 925-284-4474 ext. 114 today! 

Join Allison and Anna and learn how to create your own mini garden! We'll be creating exquisite 6" terrariums, the perfect size for any space in your home! Terrariums are the perfect way to incorporate natural beauty into your home. Bring your creativity and we’ll teach you how to keep your miniature world lush and green!

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SOLD OUT! Seed Starting Seminar
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

SOLD OUT! Seed Starting Seminar

Cost: $10

Reservations: Seating is limited, please call Chris at 925-284-4474 ext. 114 to RSVP today! 

Led by Mercy, join us for this demonstration on seed starting! From kale to melons, you'll be learning what soils and practices are best for particular seeds to produce your best harvest. With a focus on late winter and spring/summer annuals, you'll walk away with your very own collection of started seeds to take home!

 

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Pictures With Santa!
Nov
26
9:00 AM09:00

Pictures With Santa!

Cost: Free!

Bring the family for a picture with Santa, and share your Christmas wishes! We will have a photographer on site, offering free digital photos, or you are welcome to snap your own pictures with your camera or phone. 'Tis the season! 

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Seed Harvesting Demo
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Seed Harvesting Demo

Cost: Free!

Reservations: Space is limited, call Chris at 925-284-4474 ext. 114 to RSVP today!

Led by Mercy, join us for a free demo on seed harvesting! Learn harvesting and preservation techniques on your favorite fruits and veggies including tomatoes, squash, corn, pumpkins and more! With a focus on micro-genetics and seed swapping for genetic diversity, walk away with the tools to build your seed collection for next year!

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Christmas Open House
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Open House

Cost: Free!

It's Christmastime at the nursery! Visit us and rekindle the magic of the season. Our enchanted forest is adorned with shimmering lights, delightful treasures and brimming with the spirit of the season. Inspired by the traditions of the time-honored Christmas German Marketplace, this year’s shop is reminiscent of those lively market stalls bursting with jolly shoppers and holiday cheer.

Since 1949, generations of families have returned to our winter wonderland to keep their holiday traditions alive. We’ve traveled around the world to bring you a unique collection of gifts, collectibles and distinctive decor to share with family and friends. Join us in celebration and be inspired and delighted by all the season has to offer!

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Halloween Art Class For Little Artists
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Halloween Art Class For Little Artists

Cost: $15/child

Reservations: Required as seating is limited. Please call Chris at (925) 284-4474 ext. 114

Celebrate the season with your young artist (ages 2 - 5 years) as you create a work of Halloween themed art side by side. Led by Pleasant Hill art studio, I Heart Art, explore a variety of seasonal art projects designed for young children and leave with beautiful festive art to display and share. 

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Sheet Mulch & Cover Cropping Demo
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Sheet Mulch & Cover Cropping Demo

Cost: Free!

Reservations: Space is limited, call Chris at 925-284-4474 ext. 114 to RSVP today!

Led by Mercy, learn the benefits of sheet mulching and cover cropping for your soil. Walk away with the knowledge to give your soil a fall boost by increasing moisture, nitrogen and overall retention. All ages and skill level welcome.

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Fall Color for Containers
Oct
12
10:00 PM22:00

Fall Color for Containers

Cost: Free!

Reservations: Space is limited, call Chris at 925-284-4474 ext. 221 to RSVP today!

In this demo led by Shawna, learn how to refresh your containers with fall color! Incorporating her favorite flowers and foliage, join us on our Custom Container Department patio and learn how to create beautiful autumn containers!

 

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