Manzanita Day at Native Here– September 23

“When will the manzanitas be available?” The answer is: Saturday, September 23 at 10 am!

We have Arctostaphylos auriculata (Mount Diablo manzanita), Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. manzanita (common manzanita), Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. laevigata (Contra Costa manzanita), and Arctostaphylos glauca (big-berry manzanita) from the Diablo area, and Arctostaphylos crustacea ssp. crustacea (brittleleaf manzanita) from the Bay Hills area.

Bert Johnson will talk at 11 am about caring for our local manzanitas, followed by a question period. Bert has been fascinated by manzanitas , their evolution, habits and habitats, for decades. He worked at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden with Jim Roof, Wayne Roderick and Steve Edwards. If you have heard him talk about manzanitas, you will want to hear him again. If you have not, you are in for a treat on Native Here Manzanita Day, September 23.

We also will be offering over 200 species of other local native plants for your delight.  

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Native Here Nursery

101 Golf Course Drive

Tilden Park, Berkeley, 94708



There are big and exciting changes happening!

We have kicked off the summer with some restructuring of a few areas in the nursery. In order to keep in line with phytosanitation and allow our customers to move easily  throughout the nursery, we have moved rows of plants around, added new tables in, laid out some new wood chips, and made an easy-to-navigate entrance and isles in the Bay Hills section. We are really excited about this change and truly believe it will make everyone’s’ experience at Native Here enjoyable and fresh.

Here is a little look at the changes:


We encourage you to come by and check out all the new things we have to offer. The weather has been beautiful so far this summer and every day feels like a great day to get outside and do some exploring. Whether you need to buy some new native plants for your garden, get some fresh air, or just simply peruse through our aisles of native plants for inspiration, we will be here, willing and happy to offer our guidance and help.


As you may know, our nursery operates and thrives thanks to all our amazing volunteers. We are always welcoming

and encouraging new people to come by and join the team! Here are a few things volunteers have been working on and also things we’d love more help with:

  • Dry brushing pots. We’ve been able to solarize so many pots in order to sanitize them and we are thankful to those who have spent countless hours brushing the dirty pots.
  • Potting up plants
  • Watering! We always need people to water the plants, especially during the summer. Please let us know if you’d like to water weekly or even be a substitute for our regulars.
  • Weeding and tending to the areas around the nursery.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to connect with others that love the outdoors and all the native plants within our communities. Charli and Jon are a dynamic duo that facilitate an amazing environment to learn and grow. Please let us know if you have any questions about getting involved and feel free to stop by anytime during our open hours!