Summer Plant Sale Event

April 22-23 & April 29-30, 2017 (10am-5pm)

Friends of the Nursery Preview: Friday, April 21, 2017 (4-6pm)

We offer the best selection of the tastiest tomatoes found anywhere (varieties we personally love and highly recommend), sweet peppers, and an especially choice collection of hot peppers, eggplants, summer and winter squash, cucumbers, watermelons and melons, pumpkins and gourds, beans, and all manner of other herbs and edible flowers.

Plant Lists

More Information

  • Nursery now open every weekend April-October for perennials! The Plant Sale events are geared toward annual plants for starting your seasonal gardens, but you can now join us throughout the season for a wide selection of perennial crops.
  • Tours: Tour OAEC on Sundays at 1pm during our Plant Sale Events with a staff person to see mature plants (cultivated in our Nursery) thriving in our gardens and landscapes.  Note: the site is otherwise closed to drop in visitors.
  • Sorry, we are no longer able to do pre-orders or hold plants for our customers.

Ryath, Nursery Assistant Manager

Friends of the Nursery Preview

Friday, April 21 from 4-6pm

A small, intimate opportunity to mingle with both staff and plants, Friends of the Nursery previews offer a unique chance to support OAEC while receiving a 20% discount on your purchases. Get first pick of our selection and avoid the Plant Sale crowds!

You can become a Friend of the Nursery ($50+ annually) at the Preview, or donate now.




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Generally, our pricing is determined by the size of the container. However, our more rare plants may be priced individually. Proceeds benefit OAEC’s non-profit work through the Mother Garden Biodiversity Program.

Six Packs $4.25
Jumbo Six Packs $4.50
2″ Pots $2.50
3″ Pots $3.00
4″ Pots $4.25
1 Gallon Pots $9.25

Nursery Information

OAEC map

Second OAEC driveway
15290 Coleman Valley Road
Occidental, CA 95465

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 Plant Sale volunteers

Be a part of spreading plant biodiversity!

We invite you to volunteer on a Saturday or Sunday during our Spring Plant Sale weekends. Enjoy the company of fellow plant-appreciators and a 20% discount on plants.

With both brand-new and long-time seasoned volunteers, we create a whacky, fun and educational celebration of our green friends while contributing to the long-term sustainability of OAEC and its local, national and international projects and partnerships.

Volunteer tasks include:

  • Playing music (to both plants and humans!)
  • Greeting guests and serving snacks
  • Directing parking and customer flow
  • Taping boxes for carrying plants
  • Helping customers bring plants to their cars


Please contact Plant Sale Coordinator Mary Zovich at or (707) 874-9591.