We have all heard the plea to “Shop Local” but what if you are new in town and don’t know where the local nurseries are?! 

I am here to help you succeed with your Southwest Gardening, and thus I am working to compile this list of local (for you) nurseries that sell plants adapted to the Southwest.  I have not been to them all (but working on it!) so let me know if you have had good or bad experiences, or notice one I am missing.

Please also let me know about plant selling locals – including folks that may sell at Farmers Markets!

A big shout out to Mountain States Wholesale Nursery!  This Arizona-based wholesaler helped me start this list and provided input for some of these further away areas.

Scroll down for Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

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Arizona Nurseries

Phoenix Metro Area

A & P Nursery – 4 locations (Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek)
Arcadia Color Garden
Arizona Cactus Sales
Berridge Nursery
Dig It, LLC

Elgin Nursery
North Scottsdale Nursery & Cactus

Richard’s Garden Center
Summerwinds Nursery – 3 locations (Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa)
Treeland Nurseries
Valley Verde Community Garden Center

Whitfill Nursery – 3 locations (Phoenix, Gilbert)

Northern Arizona

Arizona Botanical Gardens (Clarkdale)

Mortimer Nursery (Prescott)

Native Garden (Prescott)
Plant Fair Nursery (Payson)

Verde River Growers (Cottonwood)

Watters Garden Center (Prescott)

Windmill Gardens (Cornville)

Tucson Area

B & B Cactus Farms
Bach’s Greenhouse
Civano Nursery

Desert Survivors

Green Things

Harlows Gardens
Mesquite Valley Growers

Plants for the Southwest – seed grown natives

Rillito Nursery
Silverbell Nursery
Spadefoot Nursery

Starr Nursery
Tohono Chul Park



California Nurseries

BakersfieldRobby’s Nursery and Calico Gardens 

Berkeley – Cactus Jungle Nursery & Garden

Bermuda Dunes

Cameron Nursery & Turf Prouduction (760) 772-6630
Vintage Nursery Inc

Buellton – Windmill Nursery

Brawley – Green Patch Nursery (760) 344-9975

Carpenteria – Seaside Gardens

Canoga Park – Green Thumb Nursery


Geffray’s Gardens
Magnolia gift & Garden


Armstrong Garden Centers
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Cloverdale – Cloverdale Nursery

Clovis – Willow Gardens Inc

Corona – Sunshine Growers Nursery – 3 locations (Ontario, Corona & Yucaipa)

Dixon – Lemuria Nursery

Dublin – Armstrong Garden Centers

El Cajon

Armstrong Garden Centers
Kniffing’s Discount Nurseries

Escondito – El Plantio Nursery-Landscaping

Fallbrook – Palm Valley Ranch


Lotus Gardens Outdoor Living Center
Belmont Nursery
Green Hills Nursery (559) 291-8733

Glendale – Village Nurseries

Glendora – Armstrong Garden Centers

Huntington Beach

Armstrong Garden Centers

La Crescenta Nursery (818) 249-2448


Bob Williams Nursery

Green Desert Nursery

Lakewood – H & H Nursery


A V Resource Conservation District

Green Valley Nursery (661) 948-6100

Quartz Hill Garden Center

Los Angeles – The Tropics

Lodi – Delta Tree Farms

Long Beach – Ricardo’s Nursery

Marin – Cactus Jungle Nursery & Garden
Moosa Creek – is not a town, its the name of the nursery in Valley Center

Morongo Valley – Cactus Mart & Morongo Hardware

North Hills – California Nursery Specialties

Novato – Armstrong Garden Centers

Oak Hills – Oak Hills Nursery



Ontario – Pinedo Nursery (909) 902-0685
Sunshine Growers Nursery – 3 locations (Ontario, Corona & Yucaipa)


Armstrong Garden Centers
Cambridge Pines & Nursery

Palm Desert & Palm Springs – Mollers Garden Center


Armstrong Garden Centers
California Cactus Center
Lincoln Avenue Nursery

Point Loma & Poway – Walter Andersen Nursery

Reseda – California Nursery Specialties

Riverbend – Morris Nursery


Louie’s Nursery #2
Paradise Garden Center
Parkview Nursery Canyon Crest

Sacramento – Fair Oaks Blvd Nursery

San Diego

Armstrong Garden Centers
Evergreen Nursery
Recon Native Plants
Walter Andersen Nursery

San Francisco – Flora Grubb Gardens

and then there is….

San Jose – Capitol Wholesale Nursery

San Juan Capistrano

Armstrong Garden Centers

Tree of Life Nursery

Santa Barbara – Seven Day Nursery

Temecula – Armstrong Garden Centers

Turlock – The Greenery

Valley Center – Moosa Creek

Visalia – Mid Valley Trees

Walnut Creek – Ruth Bancroft Garden 

Yucaipa – Sunshine Growers Nursery



High Country Gardens – ships to many SW states


Nevada Nurseries

Star Nursery – 8 locations (Las Vegas, Mesquite, Pahrump)
Blue Diamond Nursery


New Mexico Nurseries


Osuna Nursery
Plants of the Southwest
Plant World
Santa Ana Garden Center


Ruth Bancroft Garden

Las Cruces

Robledo Vista Nursery 

Santa Fe

Plants of the Southwest

Payne’s Nurseries – 2 locations

Silver City

Mountain Ridge Ace Hardware

Oklahoma Nurseries

Marcum’s Nurseries – 4 locations (Ardmore, Goldsby, Norman, Oklahoma City)


Texas Nurseries


Horny Toad Ranch Nursery  904-263-0590


Chaparral Cactus and Succulents 

Double D Nursery 806-374-3000

Austin (and surrounding area)

Barton Springs Nursery 

Cantu Imports and Nursery (Round Rock)

Countryside Nursery

East Austin Succulents

Green ‘N Growing (Pflugerville)

Hill Country Water Gardens (Cedar Park)

The Great Outdoors

The Natural Gardener

Tillery Street Plant Company

Vivero Growers



Houston (and surrounding areas)

Enchanted Gardens (Richmond)

Enchanted Forest (Richmond)



King Nursery

Tom’s Tree Place

Marble Falls

Backbone Valley Nursery

Graystone Gardens


Discount Trees Of Brenham

Midland/ Odessa

Agave Gardens

Allredge Gardens

La Casa Verde (Midland, Odessa)

Natural Pond and Gardens

Greenman Nursery   325-728-3391


RA Nursery

The Garden Haus

Dallas (and surrounding areas)

North Haven Gardens

North Texas Palms and Pottery (McKinney)

Redenta’s Garden

New Braunfels

Hill Country Gardens 


Covington’s Nursery

San Angelo

Farmer’s Daughter Nursery 

El Paso (and surrounding areas)

Eastside Nursery 2 locations 915-591-3333

High Desert Native Plants

Sierra Vista Growers (La Union, NM)

Sunset Gardens


Bloomers Garden Center Inc 

Fort Worth

Palm Desert Nursery

Yugave Gardens 612-599-8272

Milberger’s Nursery

Rainbow Gardens – 2 locations

Shades of Green Nursery

Spring Creek Gardens



Stuart Nursery, Inc. 

Wichita Falls

Smith’s Gardentown 

Some people have fun with their planters!

Utah Nurseries

Star Nursery – 2 locations (St. George, Washington)
Rowland Stone & Nursery (435)-673-2349

Ballards Nursery (435)-635-4274

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