Grow Native Nursery


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Grow Native Nursery is located at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California. We are open to the public and offer expert staff and a stunning selection of fresh, vibrant native California plants and water-wise solutions for home landscapes. 

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden has been selling native plants to the public for more than 30 years. Expert nursery staff are on hand to help you create a gorgeous native plant landscape.



Plant of the Month

Ceanothus (California lilac) are shrubs that come in many sizes and put on a lovely display of Purple and blue flower spikes in the Spring. They are perennials and the contrast between the dark green leaves and Purple to blue flowers make them stand out in a landscape. The flowers attract Bees, Hummingbirds and Butterflies to your garden and most Ceanothus have nicely scented flowers. This plant can be a focal point in your landscape or added in various places for a beautiful show.



February Gardening Tips

Late November thru early February is the time when the soil is still both cooler AND moister… but rainfall or not, new native trees and shrubs need these cooler months to get established, before the hotter months return.  

What does “get established” mean? Newly planted natives need time to set their roots and get accustomed to your garden’s soil and conditions. The cooler months are also the time when many native plants do the majority of their growing for the year, before they slow down to conserve energy in the hotter, drier months.

To up your odds of success:

- Plant when the soil is cool and moist (for most of us, this will be late fall thru early winter).

- Plant during the cooler part of the day (before noon)

- Make sure each plant has a nice flat basin around it, with a berm around the edge to prevent runoff

You still have time to get those California wildflower seeds in the ground and get a full bloom in the months of Spring.  Rake the ground slightly with a rake hand broadcast your seeds and re-rake the area once more and then water it all in. If possible, sow the seeds before a rain storm.


Feel free to stop by the Nursery and talk to staff if you have questions. We’re here to help!



Open 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Thursday - Sunday. Closed June - September. 


Check out our current plant availability, updated weekly, here.


Grow Native Nursery offers FREE native plant gardening classes and workshops. For a full list of the classes being offered at the nursery and to RSVP, pelase see the online schedule:

FREE workshops at Grow Native Nursery Schedule

Contact Us

Grow Native Nursery Claremont
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 N. College Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711

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Phone: (909) 625-8767 ext. 404 


Grow Native Nursery is a nonprofit retail nursery that helps support the conservation, eduation, horticulture and research efforts of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. For professional, wholesale and restoration sales, please call (909) 625-8767 ext. 404.

  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Members receive a 10% discount on retail purchases at Grow Native Nursery.
  • Individuals working for a public or school garden project receive a 20% discount on retail purchases with a letter of request from the school on official letterhead signed by school administrator (an additional 5% discount will be granted to RSABG Members working on a public or school garden project --  a 25% total discount).