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Upcoming Events


September 26-27, 2014
Succulent Extravaganza!!! Our Fourth Annual at our nursery! Check back for line up of speakers and all the details.


October 11, 2014

Robin speaks at the Philadelphia Cactus & Succulent Society Annual Conference


Thursday, November 20, 2014

9 am-12 pm
Location:  Indian Valley College Campus of College of Marin.  Novato
Vertical Gardens program:  The program will include a presentation by Robin Stockwell and a workshop for the attendees.  The presentation may include examples of gardens, both private and public.  How to select and care for succulents, and various methods for assembling a vertical wall.  May include containers on walls.  The workshop will be assisted by volunteer gardeners.  The attendees will pay a fee for materials, (plants, dirt, frame) to construct their own hanging garden.

Check back for more information.


Container Gardening Class, 9am

New for 2014 we will be offering a monthly container gardening class! You may bring up to 3 containers from home. (They must be ready to plant, with drainage holes) or you may select and purchase pots from our inventory. You will meet with our expert Simone for about 15 minutes to go over the basics and then peruse the nursery and select plants. Once you have selected your plants you will meet back up at the potting area and learn how to combine and plant your succulents! The class fee include soil and instruction. Plants selected from our nursery will be charged at the end of the class. You may not bring soil or plants from home to plant. Thank you! If you have any questions let us know!

September 6, 2014

Register for Container Gardening Classes

Succulent Wreath Classes, 9am

The class includes all materials needed to plant one 12" Succulent Wreath and one hour of instruction. All classes begin at 9am. Please be sure to register at least 48 hours before the class you would like to attend so we may have your kit ready for you! If you have any questions let us know! We will have our Succulent Wreath classes on:

September 5, 2014
September 6, 2014 (tenative)
September 13, 2014 (tenative)

Register for Succulent Wreath Classes

Living Picture Classes, 9am

The class includes all the materials needed to plant one 6x12 Living Picture, plus one hour of instruction. Please be sure to sign up at least 48 hours before the class you would like to attend so we have time to prepare your kit for you! If you have any questions let us know! Thank you!

August 8, 2014
September 12, 2014

Register for Living Picture Classes



Sunset Magazine Celebration
Weekend speaker and participant

San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, speaker, participant.
Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Speaker.
Filoli, Speaker, Succulent Wreath and Living Picture classes.

Cabrillo College Lecture Series.

Tours and Lectures at Nursery

South Valley Fleurs Garden Club
Montelindo Garden Club
Sacramento Cactus club
Patterson Garden Club
Monterey Peninsula College Horticulture Students

Plant Donations

SF Flower & Garden Show
Garden Creator Landscapes
Specimen Displays
Sunset Magazine Celebration Weekend
Sustainable House Landscape
Test Garden Landscape
Monterey Regional Water District
Del Monte Shopping Center Water Conserving Landscape.
West Coast Green
Keynote Speaker Vertical Murals
Interior Landscape
Exterior Landscaping
UC Berkeley
Quarryhill Botanical Garden
Cabrillo College
Ruth Bancroft Garden
Ag Against Hunger


Industry Participation

California Association of Nurseries
NorCal Trade Show Founding Committee, Second Chairperson.
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show Advisory Committee

Media Appearances

Sunset Magazine
Bob Tanem KSFO Radio
Monterey Herald
Monterey County Coast Weekly
San Jose Mercury News
Santa Cruz Sentinel
On the House with Rebecca Cole
P Allen Smith