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.


Dahlias return with all their alluring shades. Find a spot in your landscape or in a large container – you won’t be disappointed! Dahlias have flowers of yellow, pink, red, orange,and purple; plus they have leaves of green and darkest bronze green. In our climate you can choose to keep them in their location all year or remove the tubers and store until next spring. If you have heavy soil, there’s a chance they may rot with too much moisture. See our June Newsletter for more details…


Our options for potting soil and soil amendments keep expanding. We still carry the regular and premium Master Nurseryman potting soil. We’ve added the Raised Bed and Potting soil mix, as well as the 420 variety, the highest priced and, if as advertised, the most effective. We’ll try to advise you on the best product for your needs, but you may want to do some experimenting on your own.

Many choices for shade. ‘Electric Lime’ Coleus, pink and white Fuchsia and ‘Blue Wonder’ Scaevola.

An innovation in the tomato world – very dwarf varieties for the patio. The vegetable season is winding down – we expect a few more essentials this week including zucchini, lemon cucumbers, sweet and hot peppers, and 6 packs of Crenshaw melons. For best results with your vegetables remember to fertilize them, preferably once a month.

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