Landscape professionals who design and work with succulent plants.
They buy plants from us and do some beautiful work!
Jarrod has created some stunning designs and has an incredibly broad perspective on landscape design.
They install all types of gardens, succulents, cacti, Japanese, English Garden (Cottage and Formal) in addition to providing maintenance and irrigation work.
Retailers who carry the Succulent Gardens product line.
Flora Grubb Gardens is a must see for anyone who loves plants and nurseries. The entire staff is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and passionate. The inventory stimulates the imagination.
Ace’s Flowers is a unique european style floral boutique specializing in fresh local sustainably grown plants and flowers.
Non Profits Succulent Gardens supports.
Filoli sponsors several succulent design classes each year, several that Robin leads. The gardens of Filoli are meticulously maintained by a small paid staff and an extremely dedicated and well organized volunteer force. The greenhouse staff loves succulents and features plants from Succulent Gardens, as well as plants they have propagated on site.
A young, but developing botanical garden and some great lectures are well worth keeping tabs on. The annual plant sale on Mothers Day weekend is extremely popular. Just down the hill from the botanical garden is a great farmers market every Saturday morning. You just might find me there. The staff at Cabrillo come to Succulent Gardens for periodic shopping sprees to bolster the succulent inventory and along with a wide range of other plant material, they grow some beautiful succulents.
The cactus garden at Berkeley is one of the finest in northern California. We began donating plant material to their program several years ago and encourage all to visit and support this wonderful program.
Food recommendations for the Moss Landing area.
Tasty spices. Robin loves the Mole and the Mexican hot chocolate, yummm.
Located on the north side of the harbor with a huge parking lot for boaters, their is no fresher sea food to be had unless you catch it yourself. The view of the harbor is excellent for watching sea lions, otters, pelicans, boats and kayaks and possibly me on my paddle board while you eat.
Located out on the island in Moss Landing next door to the Monterey Bay Area Research Institute (MBARI) is tasty clam chowder, Boston and New England style, crab ciopino, fish and chips, and so much more. Phil’s is famous. Don’t be intimidated if it is crowded. They are so efficient.
Classic Mexican food, tasty margaritas and regular entertainment. Yummm.
Don’t let the western style false store front deceive you. The food inside is sooo tasty. For lunch, i like the cajun shrimp in pocket bread. Marc transforms this “cafe” into a uniquely Moss Landing style elegant Friday and Saturday night dining experience.
A double cappuccino perfectly dry and a Morning Glory while I download the mornings emails from their free wifi. If you are traveling through Moss Landing, this is a quickie wifi connection and pick me up.
Things to do within 30 minutes of Succulent Gardens.
The Elkhorn Slough dominates the environment in which Succulent Gardens is located, only second to the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary. The foundation is about five minutes from the nursery and offers relaxing walks and educational exhibits.
The arboretum at UCSC is located on the university campus in Santa Cruz and overlooks the entire Monterey Bay. If you have never visited, put it on your list of destinations. It is one more jewel on the Monterey Bay. The protea garden is fabulous! Anyone who is interested in the world of Dudleyas should look up Steve McCabe while visiting and be sure to see the entire succulent collection. We are proud to be a supporter of the UCSC arboretum.
This site has a wealth of information about all things Moss Landing!
Places to stay in our area.
This is a newer hotel, minutes from shops and restaurants and only 15 minutes away from our nursery!
This one is for those of you looking to splurge on your weekend in town. Beautiful hotel, right on Marina State Beach, minutes from shops, restaurants and only 15 minutes away from our nursery!
This hotel is located in Watsonville and only 18 minutes from our nursery!
This is one of the few accommodations in Moss Landing. If you are looking for an older quaint place to stay this might be it! Only minutes from several of our favorite places to eat in Moss Landing! This is the closest to the nursery at a mere 3 miles!