Bay Laurel Garden Center

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.

The sweet pea family has expanded! We have lots of varieties, many old ones not available before. ‘Mollie Rilston’ has very subtle coloring, ‘Lord Nelson” arrives in bright blue and we have two orange sweet peas, ‘Spring Sunshine Orange’ and ‘Henry Eckford’. Also available are mixtures in tall and dwarf varieties. Plant the six packs now and they’ll be ready to bloom in the spring.

Stepping into the shade house at Bay Laurel Garden Center you will find a nice variety of the ground cover Vinca. Vinca major can cover a lot of ground so you should determine if your area can support such a vigorous plant. Vinca major is found with dark green leaves and also variegated ones. The same is true for Vinca minor but the leaves are much smaller and the plant grows at a slower pace. Both need only minimal irrigation when planted in the shade.

The first batch of Cyclamen has arrived at Bay Laurel Garden Center. Cyclamen require shade and a bit of protection when the temperatures drop below freezing. These colorful plants can also be kept indoors – they prefer good light and cool temperatures.

Our 2023 Bareroot Catalog is now available at Bay Laurel Garden Center. Don’t wait to order! Every day we are running out of more of our bareroot items. As you can see, the cover cleverly points out the relationships between the various stone fruits that create the interspecific hybrids such as pluots, plumcots, apriums. These are unique additions to the fruit world and well worth trying. Be sure to determine the appropriate pollenization for each variety.

See our November Newsletter for more great planting ideas!
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 forward 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.