Perennials Weekends

OAEC’s Nursery is open Saturdays and Sundays (10am-5pm) for 16 additional weekends beyond our Annuals Plant Sale Events, so you can peruse our vast inventory of perennial plants (view list) throughout the year. We boast the widest selection of perennial food crops in the Bay Area for permaculture design, as well as many rare and unusual medicinal and culinary herbs, habitat plants for pollinators and ornamentals for drought tolerant landscapes. We also specialize in Salvias, with a collection of 35 species to choose from! All offerings are propagated from plants in our Mother Garden and Nursery.

2016 Dates:

  • Summer Weekends: May 14 – June 19
  • Fall Weekends: Sept. 10 – Oct. 30

After the Fall Plant Sale, when our Annuals Plant Sale event season is over, we will stay open another 9 weekends as we go into the dormant garden season. We still have many beautiful, certified organic vegetable and herb starts for your Fall & Winter gardens. All annual plants, and a few select perennials, are 50% off until they are gone!

Then is the time for you to dream about your perennial borders and garden for the next year and begin your winter planting.


OAEC Nursery


Our pricing is determined by the size of the container.

Six Packs $4.00
Jumbo Six Packs $4.50
2″ Pots $2.00
3″ Pots $3.00
4″ Pots $4.00
1 Gallon Pots $8.25

Nursery Information

OAEC map

Second OAEC driveway
15290 Coleman Valley Road
Occidental, CA 95465

Nursery Phone: (707) 874-9591

Contact & Directions

Bring Us Your Pots!

potsWe’d love to reuse your gallon pots, square 4-inch pots, or square 17-inch flats (no others, please) that are in good condition. Thanks for bringing them along when you come to the OAEC Nursery!

Other sustainability practices include:

  • The use of EnviroStake, a polypropylene-derived pot tag that is curbside recyclable and biodegradable.
  • A commitment to being 100% California Certified Organic – including our ornamental plants and our potting mixes, amendments and foliar sprays. We are the only 100% Organic nursery in the Bay Area.

OAEC Tours

OAEC tour

Many Sundays at 1pm

See mature plants (cultivated in our Nursery) thriving in our gardens and landscapes by taking a tour of OAEC! Though we are generally not open for drop-in visitors, we offer tours on Sundays at 1pm during our Perennials Weekends. 2016 Dates TBD.