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.

We just received a shipment of gorgeous Camellias. The two above, Pink-a-Boo and Chansonette are the sasanqua types. These Camellias are early bloomers at a time when the garden welcomes their colorful blossoms. These evergreen shrubs with their glossy, dark green leaves are a staple tor the shade garden.

We have an excellent selection of olive trees at present. Here is one of the spectacular boxed fruitless Bonita olive trees. We have many fruiting varieties as well, some in one gallon, five and fifteen gallons.

“Little Ollie”, the shrubby form of the olive is a great carefree plant – excellent as a hedge and also in a container. This variety makes for great topiaries, large and small.

January is the month for lots of gardening chores. Prime chore: pruning. Grab hold of those pruning shears and tackle your rose bushes and fruit trees.

These gloves are designed to help with a thorny task! We have many other gloves for weeding and digging in some attractive colors. Leather gloves are also available.

See our January 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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