Bay Laurel Garden Center specializes in California native plants and drought tolerant plants suitable for our area, the northern part of San Luis Obispo County. Browse through our extensive stock of quality plants. We are happy to help you select the ideal varieties for your garden.

Our nursery carries a great selection of pottery, statuary and gifts as well as everything you need for a beautiful landscape. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff look foward to meeting you!

During the months of January, February and March, we stock hundreds of varieties of bareroot fruit and nut trees, berry plants, roses and shade trees. Visit our Fruit Trees Online website to find out more.

Get ready for another great bareroot season! The new catalog is out and the website is up and running. We also wish to remind you that the prices online are for mail order and that in store prices are lower.

The bareroot season begins with supplies of berries – blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and more. Also, you can start planting vegetables including asparagus, artichokes, and rhubarb. We have many 6 packs of vegetables and will bring in new ones as soon as they are available. This is also a great time to plant seeds of peas – Sugar Snap and Chinese and the ornamental Sweet Peas.

A sampling of the colorful annuals just arrived – pansies and English primroses. You will also find the old fashioned fragrant perennial violet, Viola odorata and 6 packs of sweet peas delphiniums, Armeria and many more.

Manzanitas are a winter delight! Pictured here is Paradise; it is currently in full bloom and visited regularly by bees and hummingbirds. It’s not available very often but we currently have a good supply of one gallon plants. We have some nice five gallon Prunus lyonii, sturdy, evergreen shrubs that make a handsome and durable hedge or screen. Little by little, we are restocking our native plant supply.

Lots of cool season vegetables are available right now. Don’t forget to add rich organic matter to your soil. We have many options including Bumper Crop and the local product ‘Black Diamond Vermicompost’. No, no tomatoes yet! We plan on bringing in some tender plants sometime in March.

Here is a new and very useful grass-like perennial, Lomandra ‘Platinum Beauty’. The plant grows 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. It is very versatile, adapting to dry or ordinary garden conditions. It would also make a great container plant; some afternoon shade would probably be best up here in the North County. Lomandras originated in Australia. Their many attributes are being appreciated as they become more available.

Seed potatoes have arrived. We have red ones, blue ones, gold ones plus garlic starts.

See our February Newsletter for more details…

Bay Laurel Garden Center is a retail nursery located just off Highway 101 in Atascadero, California, about thirty minutes north of San Luis Obispo. Exit 101 at Del Rio Road, turn east on Del Rio and then south on El Camino Real. We are about a block and half down on the right.

Bay Laurel Garden Center
2500 El Camino Real
Atascadero CA 93422
Tel: (805) 466-3449

Autumn/winter hours:
Mon – Sat 9 am to 5 pm
Sun 9 am to 4 pm

Spring/summer hours:
Mon – Sat 9 am to 5.30 pm
Sun 9 am to 4.30 pm


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