Annie’s is a 2.5 acre woman-owned and run nursery/laboratory/mad science experiment based in Richmond, CA (across the bay from San Francisco)! We grow over 2000 varieties of plants EVERY YEAR and our never-ending quest for unusual and gardenworthy plants never fails to surprise, shock and delight us!
We started from humble beginnings as a backyard hobby 20 years ago and have evolved into an urban “growing” nursery. We provide plants to about 60 independent retail nurseries in California and open our doors for retail shopping here at the mothership, 9-5, 7 DAYS a week! For fellow Plant-a-Holics living far away, we also offer our plants by mail order.
We select plants not only for their beauty and/or fragrance, but most often for the natural grace and charm they add to our gardens (so often missing in modern hybrids found at “big box” garden centers).We grow them the old fashioned way – from seed – in the wind, rain and sun (no greenhouses), so they are “hardened off,” healthy and ready to go in the ground.
Located in magical USDA zone 10, Sunset zone 17, we are able to grow a vast number of plant varieties from both warm and cold climates. Along with offering a huge number of old-fashioned cottage garden treasures, we also specialize in Mediterranean climate varieties from around the world, including South Africa, the Canary Islands and South America. During our cool season (November – March) we are thrilled to offer one of the largest selections of California native annual wildflowers and native perennials available anywhere.