Norrie's Nursery Grand Opening!

October 12, 2019

No Fall Plant Sale at the Arboretum? Please read why here with a note from Executive Director Martin Quigley

The Norrie’s Nursery Grand Opening coming this October 12th is NOT a traditional Arboretum Plant Sale, but rather an invitation to visit the Arboretum and shop for plants and household gifts from our lovely and newly expanded gift and garden shop.


Beginning in early September, we will have a wonderful array of beautiful plants from (mostly) Mediterranean climates for you to purchase from our newly EXPANDED plant display area at Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop.  

Why come to Norrie’s to buy plants?

Unlike past Arboretum Plant Sales, current Arboretum Members will receive a 10% discount on all plant purchases and merchandise, on Oct 12th and YEAR-ROUND! We are aiming to have Norrie's stocked with a unique assortment of plants throughout the year, propagated from our collections, tended with love and expert care right here in our own nurseries.

When can I buy plants?

​You ​​don't ​have to ​wait until Oct 12th to buy your dream plants!! New weekly arrivals of plants perfect for a wide range of home garden ​conditions are being put out NOW! Norrie's OPEN hours: 10am - 4pm - 7 days a week.



Why renew my membership?

Membership is more valuable than ever given the 10% discount is year-round and it applies to all merchandise and plants! And don't forget, our membership provides discounts at numerous local nurseries and gives you FREE Admission to the Arboretum and hundreds of other Botanic gardens across the country!

Why come on Oct 12th?

We’ll have volunteer plant experts available to answer all your gardening and plant questions.

Secondly, in addition to shopping at the festive Norrie’s Nursery Grand Opening, come support CNPS and our native flora and fauna! The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) will be holding their ever-popular Fall Native Plant Sale at the Arboretum, in the New Zealand garden adjacent to the big parking lot, from 10am – 4pm. They'll have wonderful offerings of our diverse native flora and expert advice on how to successfully grow native plants in your garden.