Greening San Francisco and Restoring Biodiversity
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» How to Create Backyard & Neighborhood Habitat
» Organizations & Programs
» Guidelines & Policies
» Local Plant Nurseries
» Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Opportunities in San Francisco


Organizations & Programs


Biodiversity Program, San Francisco Department of the Environment

Bring Back the Natives

Calflora

California Horticultural Invasives Project

California Native Plant Exchange

California Native Plant Society

Calscape

Find the Wild - Visit natural areas in the city to discover birds, butterflies, and beautiful wildflowers!

A Flora of San Francisco

Flora of San Francisco's Natural Areas

Friends of the Urban Forest

Garden for the Environment

Green Connections

Green Infrastructure Grant Program pages

iNaturalist

Natural Resources Program, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department

Las Pilitas Nursery

Nature in the City

National Wildlife Federation, Garden for Wildlife

Parks Alliance

Plant Native

PlantRight

PlantSF

Pollinator Partnership

Regional Parks Botanic Garden

Rescape California

San Francisco Weed Management Area

Sidewalk Garden Project, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Street Parks Program, San Francisco Public Works

Urban Bee Lab, Gardening for Bees

Urban Forestry Council

Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute, SelecTree: A Tree Selection Guide

Theodore Payne Foundation

The Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant Program

Wetland Restoration, The Port of San Francisco


Guidelines & Policies


Blue Greenway Restoration and Revegetation Guidelines
San Francisco Department of Environment

California Native Plant Gardening
California Native Plant Society

Gardening for Wildlife
Golden Gate Audubon

Gardening with Natives
California Native Plant Society

Green Connections Resources
San Francisco Planning Department

Protect our Local Pollinators
San Francisco Department of Environment

Recreation and Open Space Element
San Francisco Planning Department

San Francisco Biodiversity Policy
San Francisco Department of Environment

Shoreline Plants Guide
Bay Conservation and Development Commission

Sidewalk Landscaping Permit
San Francisco Public Works

Significant Natural Resource Areas Management Plan
San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department

Stormwater Design Guidelines
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Sustainability Plan
San Francisco Department of the Environment

Urban Forest Master Plan
San Francisco Planning Department

Water Conservation Ordinances
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission


Local Plant Nurseries


The following are local native plant nurseries and one conventional nursery. Inquire with them directly regarding whether they carry native plants of San Francisco genetic stock. All of them carry Bay Area and California natives. For a full list of Bay Area Native Plant Nurseries click here.

Bay Natives Nursery
10 Cargo Way, San Francisco, CA
Contact: Paul Furman
Email: info@baynatives.com
Phone: (415) 287-6755
View Bay Natives plants on Plant Finder

California Native Plant Society, Yerba Buena Chapter
(annual native plant sale)

East Bay Wilds Plant Nursery
2777 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA
Contact: Pete Veilleux
Email: pete@eastbaywilds.com
Phone: (510) 409-5858
View East Bay Wilds plants on Plant Finder

Flora Grubb Gardens & Nursery
1634 Jerrold Ave, San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 626-7256
View Flora Grubb plants on Plant Finder

Go Native Nursery
Montara, CA
Email: info@gonativeinc.com
Phone: (650) 728-2286

Home Ground Habitat Nursery
Focus on California Natives
Contact: Charlotte Torgovitsky
Email: torgovitsky@comcast.net
Phone: (415) 892-9148

Larner Seeds
Native Plants Nursery
235 Grove Road, Bolinas, CA 94924
Email: info@larnerseeds.com
Phone: (415) 868-9407

Hours: Tuesday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 12pm - 4pm

Literacy for Environmental Justice - Candlestick Point Eco-Stewards
Native Plants Nursery
1150 Carroll Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Contact: Patrick Rump
Email: patrick.rump@lejyouth.org
Phone: (415) 282-6840
(open by appointment)
View Literacy for Environmental Justice - Candlestick Point Eco-Stewards plants on Plant Finder

Mission Blue Nursery
near 3401 Bayshore Boulevard, Brisbane, CA 94005
Get directions
Emailnursery@mountainwatch.org
Phone: (415) 467-6631
(open by appointment)
View Mission Blue plants on Plant Finder

Native Here Nursery
101 Golf Course Drive, Berkeley, CA
Email: nativehere@ebcnps.org
Phone: (510) 549-0211
(open year-round)
View Native Here plants on Plant Finder

Nature's Acres Nursery
Penngrove, CA
Contacts: Josiah Clark
Email: naturesacresnursery@gmail.com
Phone:(415) 317-3978
(call for appointments or delivery)

Oaktown Native Plant Nursery
702 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA
Email: oaktown@oaktownnursery.com
Phone: (510) 387-9744
Hours: Thursday – Sunday 10am - 5pm
View Oaktown plants on Plant Finder

Sutro Stewards Native Plant Nursery
476 Johnstone Drive, UCSF Parnassus Campus, San Francisco, CA
Email: events@sutrostewards.org
Phone: (415) 665-1077
Hours: Wednesdays 9:30-12:30
View Sutro Stewards plants on Plant Finder

The Watershed Nursery
601A Canal Blvd, Richmond, CA
Phone: (510) 234-2222
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
View Watershed plants on Plant Finder



Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Opportunities in San Francisco


Candlestick Native Plant Nursery
(415) 282-6840

Fort Funston Native Plant Nursery
(415) 652-2373

Golden Gate Park Native Plant Nursery
(415) 831-6330

Presidio Native Plant Nursery
(415) 561-4826

Sutro Stewards Native Plant Nursery
(415) 665-1077