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 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.

Summer Weekends: May 16 – Jun. 28

Our Nursery is open during the warm garden season after our Spring and Summer Annuals Plant Sales, so you can continue to browse our collection of medicinal and culinary herbs, fiber and dye plants, perennial food crops, and habitat plants. Our collection of favorite and exciting plants is always expanding and evolving, and we regularly release new and featured plants throughout the summer.

Fall Weekends: Sept. 5 – Nov. 1

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.  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:

  • May 17, 31

  • June 14, 28

  • September 6, 20

  • October 4, 18