Visit Us

Our nursery is open 9-5, 7 days a week for retail therapy!
(Winter hours: 9-4 from Nov. 1 to January 31).

Come discover thousands of rare and exciting varieties found nowhere else! We are located just across the Bay from San Francisco in Richmond, CA.

Our beautiful and ever-changing display gardens and sample pots are filled with plenty of commercially undiscovered treasures in bloom! Almost all plants are grown and sold in 4″ containers (we do not sell seeds). Bring a camera and the kids – we’ve got chickens and a great play area to keep them happy.

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From Berkeley, Oakland & South

Take 80 east towards Sacramento. Exit San Pablo Dam Rd. (two exits past San Pablo Ave) and make a left at the light. Turn right at the 3rd light onto San Pablo Ave. Turn Left at Church Lane, which automatically turns into Market Ave. Go approx. 1.5 miles (through 2 lights — 23rd St. and Rumrill) and over 2 railroad tracks. “Annie’s” is on the left a few feet past the second set of tracks, where you will see our sign and our large green fence. Pull into our secure parking lot.

From Marin County & North Bay

Take the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge toward Richmond & take the first exit at Richmond Parkway. Follow the signs to the Parkway & continue east for approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Parr Blvd & right again on 3rd St./Fred Jackson Way. Go approximately 1 mile & turn left at the stop sign on Market Ave. Go through the next two stop signs & look for our green fence on the right. Turn right into our secure parking lot. If you pass over the railroad tracks, you’ve gone too far!

From Pinole, Vallejo, Sacramento & North

Take 80 West towards Berkeley. Exit San Pablo Dam Rd. and make a right at the light onto San Pablo Dam Rd. Turn right at the 3rd light onto San Pablo Ave. Turn left at Church Lane, which automatically turns into Market Ave. Go approx. 1.5 miles (through 2 lights — 23rd St. and Rumrill) and over 2 railroad tracks. “Annie’s” is on the left a few feet past the second set of tracks, where you will see our sign and our large green fence. Pull into our secure parking lot.

37 Responses to “Visit Us”

  1. Deanna Rousseau February 14, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    I would like to place an order but can’t figure out if you are selling seeds and if not the size of the plant. Please advise.

  2. Sara Martin February 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    Just received your catalog – wow! But, in Ohio, zone 5, will the annuals listed as self seeding do so, or is that only in warmer climates? Hope the answer is that they will come back year after year, so I can start digging more beds!

    • anniesannuals February 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

      Hi Sara – a lot of the hardy annuals are adapted to a Mediterranean climate, so if your climate differs, they may not reseed for you as they do here. But you can definitely save seed from the plants and sow them once the ground has warmed up! Good luck!

  3. Cathleen Schwartz March 5, 2011 at 5:08 am #

    Love the passiflora membracea. Do you know if the deer will nibble it or will they leave it alone?

    • anniesannuals March 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

      Some Passifloras are considered moderately deer resistant, but there’s no information available on this specific species. That said, this Passiflora can get quite large, and deer can only reach so high, so if you get it to a mature size outside of their ability to graze, you’ll be fine!

  4. maureen nelson April 25, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    I have a question. I’m looking for a green fuzzy cut flower that was in a bouquet given to me. The stem looks exactly like a carnation but the flower looks like bright green fuzzy grass. Do you have any idea what this might be?

  5. Laurel April 27, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    I’m wondering how your t-shirt sizes run. What sizes are the women wearing that are modeling the periwinkle and pink Flower Floozie shirts?

    • anniesannuals April 27, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

      Hi Laurel – the Flower Floozy tees are all ladies cut and they run a little bit big. The periwinkle model is wearing a size M and the pink is wearing a large and all shirts are preshrunk. Hope that helps!

  6. susan October 27, 2011 at 4:07 am #

    I am trying to grow CA natives or at least native to our 50 states. How you ever considered adding a page with all the natives you carry combined in one section?

    • Megan November 23, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

      Hi Susan, check out this link for all our CA Native options.

  7. Cathleen Schwartz March 3, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    Can you order the Australian Finger Lime from Four Winds Citrus Growers… it is a fabulous fruit. I’d love to grow one and of course, buy it from you. Thanks

  8. Sylvia Teel March 7, 2012 at 3:04 am #

    jJst got your catalog in the mail an liked two of your plants, Lessertia montana and begonia ‘little brother montgomery’. Your site says not available. When will they be available?

    • anniesannuals March 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

      Hi Sylvia – best guess is mid-April for the Lessertia and May for the Begonia. Try adding them to a Wish List to get an automatic email when they are ready or call in your order and see if they can get it to you any sooner! 888.266.4370

  9. Gillian Hauptman May 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Last year, my mom ordered a wonderful plant from you–the flowers were white with a blue spot on each petal. We think it was called ‘five spot’. It did so well, she would like to order it again but we can’t find it! Any suggestions?

    • anniesannuals May 14, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

      Hi Gillian: Sounds like Nemophila maculata “Baby Five Spot” and it’s one of our favorites, too. It’s a hardy annual and prefers to grow during the cool season. We’ll have it available again come October and it’s best planted Fall through March (depending on where you live). Read more about it HERE.

  10. Patril Southworth September 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    I listened to Annie talk at the Contra Costa Master Gardeners community garden, “Our Garden” last week, and she mentioned a video made at the nursery about pruning native (and/or non-native) ornamental grasses. I’ve looked all over the sight; videos, blogs, etc. and can’t find anything like this. Can you help? Thanks!

    • anniesannuals September 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

      Hi Patril – I believe she was talking about cutting plants back in the Fall, grasses but also shrubs and perennials. You can watch the video HERE!

  11. Shauna February 22, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    Hi Annie and Team,
    I love your plants and would like to get some in my yard. My concern is that I live in Sunny Florida (Zone 9b) and am concerned with how well some of them will grow. The garden area that I plan to plant them in will get full sun almost all day and the Florida summer sun can be brutal! What would you suggest?

    • anniesannuals February 25, 2013 at 11:28 am #

      hi shauna! we have a special list for you florida types – you can find it HERE. the humidity can be almost as much of a problem as the heat, so this list features some of our best offerings for both hot and humid areas. good luck! and if you have any further questions, you can shoot us a message.

  12. Miggs March 1, 2013 at 5:38 am #

    Do you provide copies of your “talks” as podcasts or video? Is this where I should post questions regarding future orders?

    • anniesannuals March 22, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

      We don’t currently record and post talks but it’s a great idea. We’ve got it on our list of things to do in the future though! You can always contact us anytime and we’ll get right back to you.

  13. PAUL CLEMENT April 17, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    We would like to start a succulent/rock garden in a 10′ x 10′ well protected off of a deck. We live in zone 8a Macon Georgia. Can you recommend the plants and numbers of plants we would need. Also the total cost we would like to order it all from you. We love the stuff you have. Only wish we still lived in Sacramento to we could pop over and see you.
    Paul & PJ Clement

    • anniesannuals April 23, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

      hi paul: since your question is multi-pronged, i will have someone give you a call with some answers!

  14. Dave Dube April 25, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Question, does the Asclepias speciosa ‘Davis’
    “Davis Milkweed” have hairs on its leaves?

    • anniesannuals April 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

      Yes, the leaves for Asclepias ‘Davis’ are felty and fuzzy. Hope that answers your question!

  15. Kathy November 29, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Which poppy-like plant do I have? I purchased 2 plants 2 seasons ago. The flower looks like poppies(don’t think it’s the papaver genus though.) However, the leaves are similar to achillea, and light blu green in color. The name ‘Iran’ has something in the title. One is yellow orange, the other is deep reddish copper. I tossed the tags. Need care information.

    • anniesannuals February 25, 2014 at 5:16 pm #

      We no longer grow Glaucium species ‘Iran’ – but we still grow several other species of Glaucium. You can read more about them here!

  16. Olivia duMosch February 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    My “isoplexis isabelliana” that I bought from you last year took a real beating in the freeze we had in December in Chico What’s the chance of it coming back from the root?. It only has a few dead sticks on it above the ground. Thanks. Olivia

    • anniesannuals February 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

      Hi Olivia – it likely did not make it through the freeze, but you can always give it a chance and see. Good luck!

  17. Joanne Rogers February 8, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    Do you have the new lavender “Phenomenal”?
    Or do you have the foxglove “illumination flame”?

  18. Debbie Menchek February 13, 2015 at 9:07 am #

    You do not mention that Lippia repens is deer resistant. Am I wishful thinking that it might be or is it doomed in my yard? It looks perfect for a couple of spots.

    • anniesannuals April 9, 2015 at 10:35 am #

      Hi Debbie – Lippia is considered moderately deer resistant, meaning deer may browse it but will likely not destroy it. Good luck!

  19. Carlin Ellison May 30, 2015 at 11:45 am #


    We would like to publish your excellent post, “Gardeners Are Not the Problem” in our San Francisco Professional Gardeners Association quarterly newsletter. May we have permission? You afre doing such great work!

    Thank you,
    Carlin’s Gardens


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