MORE THAN A SHADE PLANT NURSERY We are a shade plant forest experience! As you enter Northern California’s premiere shade plant nursery in a forest, the world seems to spin more slowly. You start feeling calmer as you walk along the garden trails through the shade plant nursery forest. Maybe you discover a rare plant you have never seen before. Maybe the birdsong fills the canopy above your head. Your heart beat quiets and your lungs expand. Wander in and explore the many blocks and seemingly endless rows of nursery selections under the life-sheltering shade of the forest canopy. Just when you think you’ve never seen more shade plants in one place, you turn the corner and there’s more! And then more as you discover that the path takes you deeper into the forest experience. Up to two miles of trails welcome you in among hidden forest treasures. Hours and Location Find us enchantingly hidden away at 3970 Azalea Lane, just a few turns off Gravenstein Highway in the leafy hamlet of Sebastopol, California. Open Thursday through Monday, 9 am to 4 pm, or by appointment. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. An extra hour of Covid escape Because we can all use a little escape in these uneasy times, we are keeping our forest sanctuary open for an extra hour each day to give you a safe place to enjoy fresh air, shade, birdsong and nature’s beauty. With more than seven acres and nearly two miles of trails, it’s easy to maintain proper social distancing protocols while walking through the forest. Trail walking closes at 5 pm. Tips to make the forest experience enjoyable for all Please don’t pick the flowers or plants A public restroom is available during business hours. Stay on trails or in marked plant sections Feel free to ask our staff questions about available plants, plant care, and other shade garden advice. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll try out best to help you find it. Please keep children in sight. Thank you for wearing a mask and practicing social distancing while enjoying the forest. Learn more about our Covid safety measures.