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Alden Lane Nursery

981 Alden Ln
Livermore, CA 94550925-447-0280

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6% higher than average  ($106)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
92%
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6% higher than average  ($106)
92%
They have a wide variety of plants and landscaping supplies. It's a fun place to visit and I love seeing what's new here.

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Alladin Nursery

2905 Freedom Blvd
Watsonville, CA 95076831-724-7517

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NO
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5% lower than average  ($95)
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90%
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5% lower than average  ($95)
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No raters have left a written comment.

Almaden Valley Nursery & Gift Shop

15800 Almaden Expy
San Jose, CA 95120408-997-1234

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13% higher than average  ($113)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
70%
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13% higher than average  ($113)
70%
The store have many choices for gift ideas for my friend who love gardening

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials

740 Market Ave
Richmond, CA 94801510-215-3301

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Annie's is a hidden gem. Since they cater mostly to wholesale, we feel very privileged to be able to shop at Annie's.

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Armstrong Garden Centers

1430 S Novato Blvd
Novato, CA 94947415-878-0493

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3% lower than average  ($97)
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50%
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3% lower than average  ($97)
50%
Great people! some good free classes!

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Armstrong Garden Centers

7360 San Ramon Rd
Dublin, CA 94568925-551-0231

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13% lower than average  ($87)
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75%
13% lower than average  ($87)
75%
Very knowledgeable of plants , customer friendly

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Berkeley Horticultural Nursery

1310 McGee Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703510-526-4704

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26% higher than average  ($126)
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89%
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26% higher than average  ($126)
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The variety of plants is impressive; the only negative is the street parking situation.

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Broadway Terrace Nursery

4340 Clarewood Dr
Oakland, CA 94618510-658-3729

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15% higher than average  ($115)
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85%
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15% higher than average  ($115)
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Beautiful, outstandingly presented selection of plants but prices are high.

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Capitol Wholesale Nursery

2938 Everdale Dr
San Jose, CA 95148408-239-0589

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18% lower than average  ($82)
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58%
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18% lower than average  ($82)
58%
They have a great selection. Plants I cannot get anywhere else. And they will order plants you need that they do not have. They are a WHOLESALE nursery,...

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Central Wholesale Nursery

1670 McKinley Ave
San Jose, CA 95126408-280-1131

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NO
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3% lower than average  ($97)
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79%
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3% lower than average  ($97)
79%
Best nursery in San Jose area.

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Cottage Gardens of Petaluma

3995 Emerald Dr
Petaluma, CA 94952707-778-8025

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9% lower than average  ($91)
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87%
9% lower than average  ($91)
87%
High priced but high quality of plants.

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Dry Garden

6556 Shattuck Ave
Oakland, CA 94609510-547-3564

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7% higher than average  ($107)
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64%
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7% higher than average  ($107)
64%
Dry Garden (DG) carries many plants not found elsewhere; prices are generally lower than other non-chain store nurseries. DG should probably cull more...

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East Bay Nursery

2332 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702510-845-6490

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4% higher than average  ($104)
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77%
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I have found the staff at East Bay Nursery to be very helpful. My one complaint is that the selection of California natives isn't very big.

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Encinal Nursery

2057 Encinal Ave
Alameda, CA 94501510-522-8616

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1% higher than average  ($101)
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49%
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They have a wide selection of plants and plant products. Staff is always friendly and helpful!

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Evergreen Nursery

350 San Leandro Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94577510-632-1522

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NO
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10% higher than average  ($110)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
75%
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10% higher than average  ($110)
75%
Outdoor staff has been rude and unhelpful on several occasions, very little useful advice given

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Far West Nurseries

2669 Mattison Ln
Santa Cruz, CA 95062831-476-8866

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11% lower than average  ($89)
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78%
11% lower than average  ($89)
78%
No raters have left a written comment.

Flora Grubb Gardens

1634 Jerrold Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124415-626-7256

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NO
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29% higher than average  ($129)
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96%
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29% higher than average  ($129)
96%
Beautiful setting with lush plants. Not every plant there but if you're looking for a lush, tropical look, this is the place. Pleasant, helpful staff....

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Flowercraft Garden Center

550 Bayshore Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94124415-824-1900

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NO
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13% higher than average  ($113)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
79%
NO
13% higher than average  ($113)
79%
This business is, thankfully, near my home. Whenever I have a question about anything regarding my garden care they manage to either know or find me...

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Flowerland Nursery

1330 Solano Ave
Albany, CA 94706510-526-3550

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12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
91%
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12% higher than average  ($112)
91%
Favorite spot!

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Garden Company

2218 Mission St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060831-429-8424

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16% lower than average  ($84)
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93%
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93%
Great gift store too. Not as big as some nursery's but knowledge, help and friendly atmosphere are superior. Good focus on Green solutions for...

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Golden Nursery

1122 2nd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401650-348-5525

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NO
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20% higher than average  ($120)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
81%
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20% higher than average  ($120)
81%
quite a variety of items, but pricey.

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Grand Lake Ace Garden Center

4001 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610510-652-9143

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10% lower than average  ($90)
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87%
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87%
It's a small nursery, so they don't have everything, but they do have a remarkably diverse stock considering their size. Prices are quite reasonable,...

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Green Jeans Garden Supply

690 Redwood Hwy
Mill Valley, CA 94941415-389-8333

Checkbook's Top Rating:
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NO
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4% lower than average  ($96)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
100%
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4% lower than average  ($96)
100%
These people know their gardens.

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Half Moon Bay Nursery

11691 San Mateo Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019650-726-5392

Checkbook's Top Rating:
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NO
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than Average?
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5% lower than average  ($95)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
93%
NO
5% lower than average  ($95)
93%
Best nursery in the bay area by far

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Harmony Farm Supply

3244 Gravenstein Hwy N
Sebastopol, CA 95472707-823-9125

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14% lower than average  ($86)
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85%
14% lower than average  ($86)
85%
They know their stuff, and are great for bulk seed for cover crops. However, they are very expensive.

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Home Depot

111 Shoreline Pkwy
San Rafael, CA 94901415-458-8675

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NO
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32% lower than average  ($68)
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30%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
30%
One plant I saw was pretreated with chemicals for no apparent reason

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Home Depot

1125 Old County Rd
San Carlos, CA 94070650-592-9200

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32% lower than average  ($68)
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15%
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32% lower than average  ($68)
15%
Home Depot garden center is great if you can find someone in the area to help. Within the main building it's hard to find someone who works in the area...

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Home Depot

1175 Admiral Callaghan Ln
Vallejo, CA 94591707-552-9600

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NO
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than Average?
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32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
25%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
25%
No raters have left a written comment.

Home Depot

11939 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530510-235-0800

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32% lower than average  ($68)
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20%
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32% lower than average  ($68)
20%
Good quality, but they have trouble finding people to answer questions at times.

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Home Depot

1781 E Bayshore Rd
East Palo Alto, CA 94303650-462-6800

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NO
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32% lower than average  ($68)
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32%
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32% lower than average  ($68)
32%
Did a great job at measuring, finding the optimum arrangement and placement of seams, and did a timely and quality installation.

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Home Depot

1855 Hillsdale Ave
San Jose, CA 95124408-978-6807

Checkbook's Top Rating:
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NO
Price:
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32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
8%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
8%
Any homedepot similiar to walmart garden centers

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Home Depot

1933 Davis St
San Leandro, CA 94577510-636-9600

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NO
Price:
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32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
11%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
11%
It is what you expect at a home depot

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Home Depot

2 Colma Blvd
Colma, CA 94014650-755-9600

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NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
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32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
19%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
19%
Good source for ordinary items -staff not as well informed to answer questions.

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Home Depot

2001 Chess Dr
San Mateo, CA 94404650-525-9343

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
32%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
32%
Home Depot clearly has employee satisfaction issues which directly impacts customer service.

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Home Depot

2090 Meridian Park Blvd
Concord, CA 94520925-798-9600

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
34%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
34%
very good

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Home Depot

21787 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541510-887-8544

Checkbook's Top Rating:
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NO
Price:
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than Average?
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32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
17%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
17%
Plants are not in the best condition, no nursery personnel to answer questions about nursery items.

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Home Depot

225 Soscol Ave
Napa, CA 94559707-251-0162

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
9%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
9%
No raters have left a written comment.

Home Depot

2300 N Park Blvd
Pittsburg, CA 94565925-473-1900

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
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than Average?
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32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
0%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
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I had previously gone to The Floor Store and Abbey Carpets, looking for a "cool grey" carpet, and having a tough time finding anything. I went into Home...

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Home Depot

2750 Crow Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA 94583925-838-0194

Checkbook's Top Rating:
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NO
Price:
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than Average?
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32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
32%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
32%
This HD is now my go-to nursery. They do not have everything I want but what they do have is priced well, good selection and guaranteed for a year.

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Home Depot

303 E Lake Merced Blvd
Daly City, CA 94015650-755-0178

Checkbook's Top Rating:
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NO
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than Average?
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32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
20%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
20%
Very poor selection of plants, hard to find things, and not enough staff to help.

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Home Depot

3838 Hollis St
Emeryville, CA 94608510-601-9400

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
6%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
6%
You can get some nice plants at great prices. However, there are not enough knowledgeable sales staff to answer your questions if you have any.

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Home Depot

4000 Alameda Ave
Oakland, CA 94601510-533-7379

Checkbook's Top Rating:
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NO
Price:
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than Average?
:
32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
30%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
30%
Good selection but not all of the plants are real healthy. Some employees are very knowledgeable but most are not. I look forward to their sales.

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Home Depot

480 E Hamilton Ave
Campbell, CA 95008408-866-1900

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NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
12%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
12%
Prices are better than specialty nurseries but help is non-existent.

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Home Depot

6000 Johnson Dr
Pleasanton, CA 94588925-847-9200

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NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
29%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
29%
Always have a great selection of flowers, plants and vegatables

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Home Depot

680 Kifer Rd
Sunnyvale, CA 94086408-245-3686

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NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
9%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
9%
it's Home Depot, need I say more? check out lines are terrible.

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Home Depot

920 Blossom Hill Rd
San Jose, CA 95123408-224-4900

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Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
0%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
0%
Many plants have been purchased here, and the store will accept returns within a year. Although generally not the best quality vs nurseries, it is a good...

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Home Depot

975 De Anza Blvd
San Jose, CA 95129408-253-3537

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
17%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
17%
Although stock is limited, and rotates throughout the year, Home Depot's prices are incomparable. However, you have to know what you want, as their...

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Home Depot

All locations combined

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
32% lower than average  ($68)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
23%
NO
32% lower than average  ($68)
23%
I dont like shopping at home depot. Very poor selection when it comes to their gardening anything, magnets, ect.

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Johnson Garden Center

520 Tennant Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037408-779-7171

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
9% lower than average  ($91)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
74%
NO
9% lower than average  ($91)
74%
Very attentive staff.

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Ladera Garden Center

3130 Alpine Rd #380
Portola Valley, CA 94028650-854-3850

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Price:
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11% lower than average  ($89)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
86%
11% lower than average  ($89)
86%
Very pleasant and helpful owners and staff

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Los Altos Nursery

245 Hawthorne Ave
Los Altos, CA 94022650-948-1421

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
4% lower than average  ($96)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
93%
NO
4% lower than average  ($96)
93%
Good listener about my plant needs, very knowledgeable, good advice.

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Lowe's

1340 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA 94066650-616-7800

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
38% lower than average  ($62)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
22%
NO
38% lower than average  ($62)
22%
No raters have left a written comment.

Lowe's

1951 Autocenter Dr
Antioch, CA 94509925-756-0370

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
38% lower than average  ($62)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
50%
NO
38% lower than average  ($62)
50%
Normally well kept healthy plants

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Lowe's

32040 Union Landing Blvd
Union City, CA 94587510-476-0600

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
38% lower than average  ($62)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
33%
NO
38% lower than average  ($62)
33%
No nursery personnel to answer questions about plants or gardening issues

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Lowe's

491 Bayshore Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94124415-486-8611

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
38% lower than average  ($62)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
15%
NO
38% lower than average  ($62)
15%
TRYING TO LOCATE OR GET A STAFF PERSON AROUND & MOST OF THEM LOOK AT YOU AS IF YOU ARE TALKING ANOTHER LANGUAGE OR THEY HAVE NO IDEA OF WHAT IT IS YOU...

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Lowe's

5503 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA 94531925-779-4560

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
38% lower than average  ($62)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
47%
NO
38% lower than average  ($62)
47%
Hard to find someone to help you in the garden dept.

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Lowe's

5550 Cottle Rd
San Jose, CA 95123408-705-9900

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
38% lower than average  ($62)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
45%
NO
38% lower than average  ($62)
45%
No raters have left a written comment.

Lowe's

All locations combined

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
38% lower than average  ($62)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
40%
NO
38% lower than average  ($62)
40%
Fantastic place!

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McDonnell Nursery

196 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563925-254-3713

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
4% higher than average  ($104)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
78%
NO
4% higher than average  ($104)
78%
They really know what grows well in Orinda.

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Mid City Nursery

3635 Broadway St
American Canyon, CA 94503707-642-4167

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% higher than average  ($103)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
92%
NO
3% higher than average  ($103)
92%
Midway is a smaller nursery. The employees are very knowledgeable and helpful. They specialize in certain types of plants, so the variety is large for...

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Moraga Garden Center

1400 Moraga Rd
Moraga, CA 94556925-376-1810

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
6% lower than average  ($94)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
95%
NO
6% lower than average  ($94)
95%
Excellent advice and recommendations from very knowledgeable source.

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Mostly Natives Nursery

54 B St #D
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956415-663-8835

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
15% lower than average  ($85)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
95%
15% lower than average  ($85)
95%
They have specialty plants for the local area not standard at chain stores.

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Orchard Nursery

4010 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549925-284-4474

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
20% higher than average  ($120)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
93%
NO
20% higher than average  ($120)
93%
Very expensive but very good variety and nice variety of garden products.

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Payless Nursery

2927 S King Rd
San Jose, CA 95122408-274-7815

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
2% lower than average  ($98)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
70%
NO NO
2% lower than average  ($98)
70%
I love going here because I find plants and trees that I don’t see at other stores.

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Regan Nursery

4268 Decoto Rd
Fremont, CA 94555510-797-3222

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
5% higher than average  ($105)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
82%
NO
5% higher than average  ($105)
82%
An irreplaceable National resource for home gardeners! In particuiar, I can't imagine any other retail outlet in the U.S. with as extensive an inventory...

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San Lorenzo Garden Center

235 River St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060831-423-0223

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
23% lower than average  ($77)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
83%
23% lower than average  ($77)
83%
Best retail nursery in county.

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Scarborough Gardens

33 El Pueblo Rd
Scotts Valley, CA 95066831-438-4106

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
10% lower than average  ($90)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
83%
10% lower than average  ($90)
83%
I like that these people help my find just what I am looking for. They also identify plants that I bring in.

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Sloat Garden Center

1555 Kirker Pass Rd
Concord, CA 94521925-681-0550

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
60%
NO NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
60%
No raters have left a written comment.

Sloat Garden Center

1580 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901415-453-3977

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
80%
NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
80%
Good nursery - but can't compete with Home Depot on prices...

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Sloat Garden Center

2000 Novato Blvd
Novato, CA 94947415-897-2169

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
52%
NO NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
52%
We moved to Novato a few years ago. It was obvious that the garden we inherited from the previous owner was professionally landscaped but was a bit tired....

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Sloat Garden Center

2700 Sloat Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94116415-566-4415

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
64%
NO NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
64%
almost has everything you need and staff are super friendly and knowledgable

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Sloat Garden Center

2895 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523925-939-9000

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
68%
NO NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
68%
Navlet's is now Sloat Garden Center. Navlet's was superior. Since Sloat took over, quality, variety and service has deteriorated. I went back three times,...

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Sloat Garden Center

3237 Pierce St
San Francisco, CA 94123415-440-1000

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
43%
NO NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
43%
high prices, limited selection but hey it's in the Marina.

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Sloat Garden Center

327 3rd Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118415-752-1614

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
40%
NO NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
40%
I buy plants, seeds, some supplies here couple times a year/

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Sloat Garden Center

401 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941415-388-0365

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
50%
NO NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
50%
A more personal touch here. Staff are knowledgeable and courteous. A good selection of products.

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Sloat Garden Center

657 E Blithedale Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941415-388-0102

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
46%
NO NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
46%
I think this is the best of all the Sloat nurseries in Marin.

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Sloat Garden Center

6740 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553925-935-9125

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
73%
NO NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
73%
No raters have left a written comment.

Sloat Garden Center

700 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Kentfield, CA 94904415-454-0262

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
57%
NO NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
57%
While there is a Sloat closer to me, I prefer the ones across the Bay in Marin. The Kentfield location is large with a wide variety of products. I was...

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Sloat Garden Center

800 Camino Ramon
Danville, CA 94526925-837-9144

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
72%
NO NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
72%
I prefer getting things at Home Depot or Costco if possible for price reasons.

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Sloat Garden Center

828 Diablo Rd
Danville, CA 94526925-743-0288

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
65%
NO NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
65%
Miss Navlets

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Sloat Garden Center

All locations combined

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
12% higher than average  ($112)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
63%
NO NO
12% higher than average  ($112)
63%
They have a great variety of choices & I can always find what I want there

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Sonoma Mission Gardens

851 Craig Ave
Sonoma, CA 95476707-938-5775

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
13% higher than average  ($113)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
95%
NO
13% higher than average  ($113)
95%
Very expensive

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Summer Winds Nursery

1491 S De Anza Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014408-996-8355

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
5% higher than average  ($105)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
68%
NO NO
5% higher than average  ($105)
68%
Always helpful advice and clean layout and displays

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Summer Winds Nursery

2460 S Winchester Blvd
Campbell, CA 95008408-866-0171

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
5% higher than average  ($105)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
60%
NO NO
5% higher than average  ($105)
60%
I shop here a lot. Also at the Cupertino store, with the same comments.

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Summer Winds Nursery

725 San Antonio Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303650-493-5136

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
5% higher than average  ($105)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
51%
NO NO
5% higher than average  ($105)
51%
I usually find what I want. The staff knows the products.

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Summer Winds Nursery

All locations combined

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
5% higher than average  ($105)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
57%
NO NO
5% higher than average  ($105)
57%
Love this place!

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Tassajara Nursery

2550 Camino Tassajara
Danville, CA 94506925-736-7600

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
NO
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% higher than average  ($103)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
69%
NO NO
3% higher than average  ($103)
69%
Owner's son who is now General Manager is rude, not helpful, condescending. Will never shop there again.

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Thornhill Nursery

6250 Thornhill Dr
Oakland, CA 94611510-339-1311

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
15% higher than average  ($115)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
90%
NO
15% higher than average  ($115)
90%
Park-like nursery. Delightful to roam in to get ideas and locate product. Owner and staff very friendly and low key.

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University of California Botanical Garden

200 Centennial Dr
Berkeley, CA 94720510-643-2755

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
9% lower than average  ($91)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
92%
9% lower than average  ($91)
92%
Variety at the semiannual plant sales is better than anywhere else; prices are lower than those of other nurseries; staff available when the specialty...

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Van Winden Pueblo Garden Center

1805 Pueblo Ave
Napa, CA 94558707-255-8400

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
11% lower than average  ($89)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
89%
11% lower than average  ($89)
89%
Great local garden center and nursery.

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Wegman's Nursery

492 Woodside Rd
Redwood City, CA 94061650-368-5908

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
3% higher than average  ($103)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
79%
NO
3% higher than average  ($103)
79%
Great place to get all your gardening supplies.

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West End Nursery

1938 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901415-454-4175

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
5% lower than average  ($95)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
89%
NO
5% lower than average  ($95)
89%
Plant materials are always quality and disease free. The staff is very experienced, knowledgeable and above all, friendly and helpful

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Westbrae Nursery

1272 Gilman St
Berkeley, CA 94706510-526-5517

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
16% higher than average  ($116)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
79%
NO
16% higher than average  ($116)
79%
The plants here are excellent, as is the variety.

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Western Garden Nursery

2756 Vineyard Ave
Pleasanton, CA 94566925-462-1760

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
19% higher than average  ($119)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
93%
NO
19% higher than average  ($119)
93%
No raters have left a written comment.

Yamagami's Nursery

1361 S De Anza Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014408-252-3347

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
26% higher than average  ($126)
Ratings for Overall Quality:
85%
NO
26% higher than average  ($126)
85%
I love to shop at Yamagami's Nursery. Everything they sell is #1 and they have some very unique items for sale. Their customer service is...

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Yerba Buena Nursery

12511 San Mateo Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019650-851-1668

Checkbook's Top Rating:
Quality:
Price:
NO**
PriceLower/Higher
than Average?
:
No Data
Ratings for Overall Quality:
86%
NO** No Data
86%
Yerba Buena is one of best nurseries for California Native plants. They carry species that very few other nurseries ever carry, and their staff is able...

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