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.

The bareroot season will soon be over, so hurry in if you don’t want to miss out! We do have a good selection of blackberries and raspberries in quart containers. Varieties include Heritage and Fall Gold Raspberry, Thornless Boysenberry and Olallie berries.

March is the ideal time for starting warm weather vegetable seeds. We have the items you’ll need for this project including packets of organic seeds and small fiber cells.

We still have a great selection of summer blooming bulbs. If you are a bit overwhelmed by the typical tall gladiolus, you might try these more diminutive ones labeled ‘Orchid’. They only grow 20″ tall and would be a charming addition to a summer bouquet. Still available are many handsome varieties of Dahlias.

Here are a few ideas for some early blooming shrubs: Lilac, Sweet broom, Teucrium fruticosa, Forsythia and Ornamental Quince. Spanish lavender is the first lavender to bloom and we have some handsome plants on hand.

The annual sale of Bumper Crop soil amendment begins this month.

Will March bring us more much needed rain? All fingers are crossed! Plants such as this very handsome variegated Agave will thrive in even the driest situations. The narrow-leaved succulent, Hesperaloe, produces stunning, tall stalks of flowers in coral, yellow or red. Yuccas and Dasylirions are also great choices for the drought tolerant garden. See our March 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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