Guides, gardens, and great websites.

Landscape Pro Learning Guides
Watershed Approach to Landscape Design | Pacific Nurseries Watershed Approach
A comprehensive guide of effective and sustainable Bay Area landscape design.
Strategic Approach to Tree Planting | Pacific Nurseries Strategic Tree Planting
A helpful guide that outlines a strategic approach to tree planting with support for young trees.
Will Call Checklist | Pacific Nurseries Will Call Checklist
Check out this handy checklist before you arrive to pick up your plants in will call.
Plant List for Pollinators | Pacific Nurseries Pollinator Plant List
An extensive list of pollinator-friendly plants for Bay Area landscapes.

Trade Organizations

California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers

Trade organization that promotes the nursery, lawn and garden industry. Includes gardening resources, event and career information.

California Landscape Contractors Association

The California Landscape Contractors Association is a non-profit trade organization of licensed landscape and landscape-related contractors.

Association of Professional Landscape Designers

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is an international organization with a mission to advance the profession of landscape design and to promote the recognition of landscape designers as qualified and dedicated professionals.

American Society of Landscape Architects

The Society’s mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.

American society of Consulting Arborists

The industry’s premier professional association focusing solely on arboricultural consulting by providing a comprehensive, objective viewpoint to the diagnosis, appraisal and evaluation of arboricultural issues.

Plant Research

California Native Plant Society

The CNPS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and conservation of California native plants through science, education, and conservation.

California Horticultural Society

An educational, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together gardeners and garden professionals to share experiences.

Pacific Horticulture magazine

In addition to being considered one of the finest gardening magazines in the US, they also host a variety of events, lectures and educational opportunities including regional symposia and travel tours throughout the world.


Magnificent Bay Area Public Gardens

World-class, public gardens here in the Bay Area that demonstrate and display the beauty, diversity and opportunity of what a landscape can be.

American Garden Archives of Smithsonian Institution

The Archives of American Gardens (AAG) currently documents over 6,350 gardens throughout the United States from the 1870’s to the present including written documentation, drawings, plans and business files.

American Horticultural Society

Connect to great gardens around the world, gardening education for all levels of skill, sources of information on any garden subject imaginable, and a community of gardeners eager to share their experiences, other great gardening events, and activities, and much, much more.

American Public Gardens Association

Professional association for public gardens in North America. Information for members and the public, with a featured garden.

Education | History

History of Garden Design

History of garden design beginning with the pools and hanging plants of the Egyptians and Persians.

Landscape Architecture Virtual Library

Landscape Architecture Professional Practice (UC Berkeley, Library)

Morton Arboretum

Collects and studies trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world; features searchable plant information database, educational programs.

The Landscape Institute of The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

The Landscape Institute at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University continues to thrive as part of the arboretum.

Our Recycling Program saves over 200,000 plant containers from landfill every month.

Recycle Your Containers

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Amelia Schoellenbach Gardening

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